Sacred Places: Performances, Politics and Ecologies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective is a two-day conference aimed at investigating the actuality of sacred places in contemporary society; their practices and performances, politics and ecologies. The overarching theoretical umbrella is the perspective of Performance Studies, which offers a prolific framework for multidisciplinary engagement and exchange.Keynote Speakers:Dr Joshua Edelman, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Contemporary Arts at…See More
Silvia Battista is an artist, researcher and a PhD candidate (2008-2013) at the Drama and Theatre Department of the Royal Holloway University in London. She holds an MA (2004-2006) in Communication Art and Design (Royal College of Art and Design, London) and a First Class Honours degree (1992-1996) in Fine Art (Academy of Fine Art, Rome). She began her artistic career realizing a two years participative project (1997-1999) with the death row inmate Jeffery Douthie in Texas (USA) and a series of performative urban interventions (1999) in Prague in collaboration with the FAMU University. In 2000 she moved to London to assist the artist Wolfgang Tillmans and since 2009 she has been working as visiting lecturer for the Royal Holloway University. Her writings have been publishged in the journal Performance Research (2012), and the online critical platform Arts Vs Rehab (2012). Since 2007 she has performed and installed her work at the Alsager Gallery (Manchester 2007), at the Market Gallery (Glasgow 2007), at the Nightingale Theatre (Brighton 2011) and at the Apiary Studios (London 2012). She trained with Kira O’Reilly, Suzy Wilson (Cold Ensemble), Stacy Makishi, Rachel Karafistan (COSmino), Grabriella Rotie and Katsura Kan (Butoh artists).