Following my last post about the early stage of the Broadcast Arts programme I proposed for one of my employers, I was invited to join a live panel chat on the Guardian newspaper’s new Culture Professional’s Network last Friday. This time, thanks to the sparky PR officer, representing the London venue who employ me for the second half of my working week keeping an eye on what’s going on through Twitter.
I joined a number of other people, also involved in one way or another in delivering culture and performance to audiences via the net. Strangely absent were the heavy hitters who have led the way for the Arts industry (National Theatre, Royal Opera House or even The Roundhouse) so far, but nevertheless the conversation was very stimulating.
Interesting and fruitful, though it was, I did find a drive towards exploring the potential of live web delivery for something beyond pointing a camera at the stage missing. Probably due to the immediacy of relating to a traditional theatre or concert setting – we have to start with what we’ve got I suppose, but good to hear what Tate Modern are doing with visual and performance artists in their BMW supported Tate Live series too.
The original live chat is archived here:
Video meets performance: Guardian Culture Pro’s live chat
A handy summary of some of the points has been published here:
Where performance meets video: 11 tips for arts organisations