Hybrids and Other Monsters

A sharing and discussion of hybrid performance practices - free event
23 February 2022
Online on Zoom and in person at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Liminal and hybrid spaces of digital practice post-pandemic.



Bianca Mastrominico and John Dean (aka Organic Theatre) will narrate and discuss ‘Flanker Origami Go To Town’, their latest hybrid performance pilot and practice research project at the Sook pop-up shop in the newly built St James Quarter shopping mall in Edinburgh. The work explores the commodification of their digital performance Flanker Origami premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2021 through a hybrid realm of fandom, gaming and merchandising.


Stephanie Arsoska, performer facilitator, theatre maker and Associate Artist at Duende Theatre Company  will present “Letters from the Landscape” which was a durational film project consisting of 52 short films, created over the course of a year that enabled Arsoska to explore the journey from an ensemble-based studio practice towards a solo digital practice.


Playwright and researcher Vlad Butucea will present a “diffractive methodology” for the study of digital performance that explores knowledge-making through the metaphor of the cyborg, as a symbol of boundary-blurring ontological hybridity.


The seminar is organised by the ‘Practice Research Cluster: Finding and Understanding Creative Knowledge’ at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.


This is a free event though please see web site link to register and be part of the discussion! 


Image Credit: Flanker Origami by Organic Theatre, 2D animations by Cristiana Messina @Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021

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