Liminal Verse: Moving Bodies and Technologies in Conversation

Liminal Verse: Moving Bodies and Technologies in Conversation

Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio


Fri 21 Feb 13:00

Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed

Join Studio Resident Rowan Fae as she discusses a body of transdisciplinary collaborative performance practice spanning circus, spectacle, dance, and technology.

Rowan is an award-winning director and producer who is driven by an interest for audience experiences that challenge the boundaries of perception and the senses. During this talk, she will detail her recent experiences of building creative partnerships that facilitate open and dialogical experimentation.

Rowan's recent body of works includes Substratum, a multiple award-winning large-scale performance. Substratum was designed for public urban space and fuses 3D projection mapping with animated content, vertical dance performance, and a bespoke electronic soundtrack.

Rowan will also share and discuss work currently in research and development (supported by Arts Council England's Developing Your Creative Practice), in which a new team of collaborators has been brought together to prototype generative performance environments. The research looks specifically at collecting movement data using gyroscopes, accelerometers and compass functions as design blocks for real-time audiovisual content generation in a project that explores scenographic and narrative potential of dancer data.

Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio as part of Open Studio Fridays. They normally take place at 13:00, are free and open to everybody who is interested. Come along, bring a sandwich, get to know more about the Studio, and after the talk we invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects.

  • The Pervasive Media Studio is located within the Watershed building, let us know if you'd also like a tour and we'll be happy to show you around. Send an email to

Audio Description
Baby screening
Cinébites meal deal
Descriptive Subtitling
Introductory Talk
Q&A Session
Partially Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed
Certificate to be announced