Labour of Love

27th Sep 2017 - 2nd Dec 2017

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People, Places & Things UK Tour

22nd Sep 2017 - 18th Nov 2017

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This House UK Tour

23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

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  • 1984 – Getting to the Heart of the Text

    Duška Radosavljević | Aug. 10, 2015

    What are possible relationships between text and performance? Some sixty years ago the British philosopher Raymond Williams, troubled by the way in which the development of print had turned a moving and open art into something ‘relatively static’, discerned four potential relationships between the words on the page and their potential staging.

  • Theatre and Technology

    Headlong in association with the Cultural Institute at King's | Jan. 26, 2015

    How do you write or stage a play about technology? How is technology changing the ways in which we consume and make performance?

    Robert Delamere, Jeremy Herrin, Dawn King and Tassos Stevens discuss the ways in which technology is transforming contemporary theatre and performance.

    Chaired by Sarah Grochala.

  • Theatre and Surveillance

    Headlong in association with the Cultural Institute at King's | Jan. 19, 2015

    Theatre is an ineherntly voyeuristic medium. Since the Snowden revelations, there have been a series of shows that have focused on the ethics and extent of contemporary surveillance. At the same time, activists challenging surveillence culture have often used forms of performance, both offline and online, to challenge Big Brother's ever widening gasp.

    Robert Icke, Prof. Tim Jordan, Duncan Macmillan and Dr. Dan Mcquillan discuss the ways in which theatre and other forms of performance have been used to explore the nature of contemporary surveillance culture.

    Chaired by Dr. Bthaj Ajana.

     

  • 1984 and Contemporary Surveillance

    Headlong in association with the Cultural Institute at King's | Jan. 12, 2015

    People often refer to the idea that we are living in 1984 when talking about contemporary surveillance culture, but to what extent is that a valid observation? How much do contemporary forms of surveillance actually resemble the forms of surveillance that Orwell imagines in 1984? 

    Dr. Btihaj Ajana, Dr. Claudia Aradau and Prof. Alex Callinicos discuss the relationship between Orwell's own experiences in post-war London, his vision of 1984 and our contemporary surveillance society.

    Chaired by Sarah Grochala.

     

  • Creating PRISM

    Michael Taeko Magruder | Dec. 15, 2014

    Michael Takeo Magruder talks about how he created the artwork PRISM. The talk was given at the Nam Paik June Art Center in Seoul, South Korea. The talk is in English and translated into Korean.

  • Adapting 1984

    Sarah Grochala | Dec. 10, 2014

    Sarah Grochala talks about Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. The talk was given at the Nam Paik June Art Center in Seoul, South Korea. The talk is in English and translated into Korean. English translation starts at 4.45 minutes.

  • Digital Art and Art as Journalism

    Michael Taeko Magruder | Dec. 5, 2014

    Michael Takeo Magruder talks about his work as a visual artist who works with digital media. He also discusses the idea of art as a form of journalism. The talk was given at the Nam Paik June Art Center in Seoul, South Korea. The talk is in English and translated into Korean.

  • Creating the 1984 Digital Double App

    Sarah Grochala | Dec. 3, 2014

    Sarah Grochala talks about the process of creating the digital double app and the ideas that inspired it. The talk was given at the Nam Paik June Art Center in Seoul, South Korea. The talk is in English and translated into Korean.

  • Prism

    Michael Takeo Magruder | March 17, 2014

    On 6 June 2013, journalists from the Guardian and Washington Post reported that the US National Security Agency (NSA) was undertaking a portfolio of clandestine mass surveillance programs on a scale reminiscent of George Orwell’s dystopian society of 1984. Their initiatives supposedly ranged from bulk collection of email and telephone records to infiltrating the data infrastructures of every leading internet company and service provider. These activities were not targeted at specific individuals or groups, but rather focused on compiling personal data from millions of unsuspecting citizens indiscriminately and without jurisdiction or oversight.

    PRISM is a digital installation by artist Michael Takeo Magruder reflecting on these revelations and the person who brought this information to the public's attention, Edward Snowden. The project has been produced in collaboration with Headlong and the Cultural Institute at King's College London.

    Monday 15 – Saturday 29 March 2014
    10am-6pm
    Entrance Hall, King's College London, Strand Campus
    Free Entrance

    Monday 17 – Saturday 29 March 2014
    10am-6pm
    Entrance Hall, King's College London, Strand Campus
    Free Entrance

  • Symposium on Radical Adaptation

    In association with the Almeida Theatre and TAPRA | Feb. 15, 2014

    Saturday 15 February 2014
    9.30am-5.15pm
    Almeida Theatre

    Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s radical new adaptation of 1984 explores how Orwell’s novel is as applicable to the here and now as it ever was.

    Join the creators of 1984 and a panel of theatre experts to explore how the process of creating a truly successful adaptation is often a very different thing from delivering the version people expect.