This inaugural issue of BST launches what the editors hope will make a major contribution to the field of performance and technology.
The focus of the journal is interdisciplinary aiming to make connections between disciplines or approaches. It is aimed at a wide-ranging readership that would include not only academics but also performers, practitioners, and artists from a whole range of disciplines. Therefore, for our future issues we would welcome submissions from all areas of contemporary arts' practices that work with the body, space and new technologies. To be more explicit, submissions can relate to either body, space or technology or any combination of these elements relating to performance practice.
Given that many refereed publications fall into clear thematic areas we are of the mind that Body, Space & Technology should provide a forum for discussions that cross boundaries and/or reflect contemporary modes of interactivity and cross-fertilisation in practice as well as theory.
This inaugural issue of the journal is unique in that it consists of papers and presentations given at the Liminality and Performance Conference at Brunel University in May of this year. However, future issues will reflect the journal's more wide ranging interests.
SUE BROADHURST, Brunel University
BARRY EDWARDS, Brunel University
PAUL ALLAIN, University of Kent
RICHARD BOWDEN, VVR Lab - Brunel University
RENATO COHEN, State University of Sao Paulo
JACKIE DAY, Independent Artist - London
STEVE DIXON, University of Salford
JOHN FREEMAN, De Montfort University
ANTHONY HOWELL, Independent Artist and Critic - London
GEOFF HYLAND, University of Cape Town
TANYA KRZYWINSKA, Brunel University
HELEN PARIS, Brunel University
RICHARD POVALL, Independant Artist, UK
HORST RUTHROF, Murdoch University, Western Australia
ANA SANCHEZ-COLBERG, Central School of Speech and Drama, London
BARRY SMITH, Nottingham Trent University
SHELLEY SACKS, Oxford Brookes University
ROB TAYLOR, University of Arizona, US
VAZKRESSIA VICHAROVA, New Bulgarian University
TRACEY WARR, Dartington College of Arts
PHILLIP ZARRILLI, University of Exeter
Body, Space & Technology, ISSN 1470-9120 is published in association with the School of Arts at Brunel University. Body, Space & Technology, ISSN 1470-9120 is published two times a year in association with the Department of Performing Arts at Brunel University.
Editors would like to acknowledge the generous assistance of John Aplin, Ben Jarlett, Sue Ramus and Media Services at Brunel.
The journal's cover image is by Australian photographer Imogen O'Neal. Image masking by Lynton Bilsby. The location is Fairy Falls, Far North Queensland. Many thanks to the image figure, ZBD.
There is no subscription charge for on-line access to the journal.
There will be a hard copy of the inaugural issue available from the editors. Full details of costs and how to order can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org