Wednesday, April 23, 2014
4:30 -6:00 pm
Zoellner Arts Center (Diamond Theater)
At the intersection of performance art & entrepreneurship, artists are increasingly innovative in using technology, design and unconventional collaborations and methods to get their work noticed. Join us for an interactive discussion.
- Using game shows or commercial media as an entry point to being discovered or validating them as “artists”
- Using technology to reframe traditional art forms, stories and subject matter
- Changing the creative process that started with the word or subject first
- Creating (performing) art in non-traditional spaces and blending defined genres
- Angling the process to become (at times) more important than the product
- Setting themselves up as entrepreneurs – not merely “artists”
- Collaborating with partners outside the field of “artists” (engineers, scientists, businesses, etc)
- Creating new paths for success outside the traditional path of study and practice
- Using commercial methods, the Internet and TV shows to be discovered
About Lightwire Theater:
Creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show Movin’ Out. Through a mutual love of art, theater and technology, and development of a product called EL wire (short for electroluminescent wire) they began to develop puppetry based creatures that quickly gained personality. Their company was catapulted by appearing on America’s Got Talent and made it to the semi finals. SInce then, they are touring across the U.S. and securing funding from national arts foundations like the Jim Henson Foundation to develop their art form. The stories they are creating at Zoellner is their version of “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Ugly Duckling.” Traditional stories told in an innovative way. Their career path and integration of technology in traditional story telling sets the stage for the discussion using the bullets below.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 610-758-5626.
It is sponsored by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation and Zoellner Arts Center.