Partners – Neurolive
NEUROLIVE IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH COLLABORATION THAT BRINGS ARTISTS, SCIENTISTS AND AUDIENCES TOGETHER TO STUDY WHAT MAKES LIVE EXPERIENCES SPECIAL.
Liveness is vital to dance, theatre and music performances – and to many other kinds of events, including political rallies, sports events, reality TV and university lectures – but what exactly sets live experiences apart from recorded, streamed or simulated ones?
NEUROLIVE takes an intrinsically interdisciplinary approach to investigating and interrelating different ways of practicing, conceptualising and measuring liveness. It combines practices of artistic research and performance making, theories from dance, theatre and performance studies, and methods from cognitive neuroscience including mobile neuroimaging.
NEUROLIVE’s 5-year research programme runs from 2020 to 2025, and has been in development since 2017. The ongoing global pandemic deeply impacts the subject of liveness that is the focus of the project: the conditions and meanings of liveness have altered in ways that couldn’t have been anticipated and these changes continue to unfold, be felt and be fathomed in relation to this work.