CKP are taking a panel to the Performance Studies International Conference in Leeds, June 2012. The Theme of the conference is Performance, Culture, Industry and the CKP panel is entitled 'What Price Participation?: Agency, Ethics, Aesthetics and Impact in Participatory Performance'. The panel responds in various ways to Claire Bishop's statement regarding collaborative art: 'The task facing us today is to analyse how contemporary art addresses the viewer and to assess the quality of the audience relations it produces'.
Five members of CKP will present three papers: Professor Robert Shaughnessy, 'Immersive Shakespeare and the Emancipated Spectator, ' Nicola Shaughnessy and Melissa Trimingham, 'Autism Affects' and Rosemary Klich and Pablo Pakula, 'Participate or Else.'
A Shift entitled will also be presented at the conference involving members of the AHRC funded project team demonstrating their research.