Dance Studios, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta, Triq taz-Zwejt, San Gwann, Malta View map
Join us for the second session of ŻfinMalta Movimento series for 2023 with our guest expert John D’Arcy. For this session, John will present some examples from his artistic practice and invite a discussion on the potentials and challenges of incorporating varying forms digital media into movement practice. There will be an opportunity to engage with some of the technologies John works with.
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Dr John D’Arcy is an artist and researcher based at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC). His research interests include technology-mediated live performance, voice-based intermedia artwork, and participatory song-making. His recent project Pathways involves interdisciplinary collaboration between his digital media arts practice and Malta-based dance scholar and artist Paula Guzzanti, looking at how sensorial experience can be mediated using digital art to explore sustainable living practices.
His project Do You Hear What I Hear? shares interactive experiences that allow audiences to explore the diversity of hearing using a smartphone and headphones. Lecturing in Digital Media at Queen’s University Belfast, John delivers courses in interactive media, radio production and audio production. John annually co-ordinates STEAM outreach activities at SARC for NI Science Festival, and has delivered long-term online digital arts engagement workshops with SEN classrooms through the Virtually There programme (2017-2020).
John currently directs experimental vocal ensemble HIVE Choir, creating improvised music with an interdisciplinary group of artists for site-specific arts commissions with organisations including Open House Belfast, Belfast Film Festival and Belfast City of Music Summer festival. John is a board member of the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association and curates sound art exhibitions and events at Sonorities Festival, Belfast. John’s work has been broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster and Resonance FM, and featured at The Science Museum, London; Belfast Festival at Queen’s; and Happy International Samuel Beckett Festival. John’s podcast The Jewel Case (2015-2017) profiled a range of artists in a variety of practices working in Northern Ireland.