Returning for its fourth year, SEAM highlights discourse at the intersections of theory and practice. A forum to share perspectives on the roles of creativity, craft and culture in dialogue with a cross-disciplinary field of creative makers, practitioners and thinkers.

2013 symposium’s themes:

How do we generate creative content? How is the role of the author negotiated within collaborations? How do we share ownership and authorship?
Who is the audience? What role do they play in the creation of work? What expectations do they bring?
Is current curatorial practice influencing specific modes of production for dance and interdisciplinary performance making? Does the curatorial role redefine and support artist and audience relationships? Or does it produce other effects? Presentations (performances, performative demonstrations, texts, papers etc.) on the symposium themes are invited through an open call for submissions.

SEAM2013 is a project by Critical Path in partnership with The Centre for Contemporary Design Practices and the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney.

Associated events: two artist labs, Doing Things and Misuse/Displace – Strategies for Installation and Performance, will run either side of the SEAM Symposium.

Information Session: Wednesday 5 June, 6.30pm
SEAM’s curators will talk about their plans for this year’s symposium and answer questions about the submission process.

Curated by Margie Medlin, Paul Gazzola and Benedict Anderson.
Open to the general public by registration.

Critical Path is a choreographic research and development centre for dance artists in New South Wales, Australia. For more information: http://www.criticalpath.org.au