performance, possession + automation

performance, possession + automation (pp+a)* is a collaborative research project led by Nicholas Ridout, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Dhanveer Singh Brar, University of Leeds and Orlagh Woods (creative producer), in partnership with Fierce Festival (Birmingham) and Transform Festival (Leeds) and with the collaboration of performingborders (London). Design by Åbäke

We are exploring automation and possession as two ways of thinking about what happens to human subjects who act in ways that they do not themselves fully control.

How can making and thinking about artistic practice contribute to thinking about and through these ideas collectively.

An Introduction with Nicholas Ridout and Dhanveer Singh Brar

Friday 14th October 2022

Automation + Cultural Production

Friday 17th July 2020

Possession + Performance

Friday 24th July 2020

Possession + Subjectivity

Friday 31st July 2020

Possession + Modern Acting

Friday 4th June 2021

I was Born a Loser

Friday 11th June 2021

This project is and has been supported by:

Collaborations Fund of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

The Centre for Public Engagement, QMUL

Strategic Research Initiative, School of English and Drama, QMUL

In partnership with Fierce Festival and Transform Festival and in collaboration with performingborders

* Simon Vincenzi, Fiona Templeton and Joe Kelleher were vital collaborators in the initial development of this project.

pp+a has since expanded to include a range of other artists, writers and academics.