This section is dedicated to sharing tips and advice about the use of webcams in daily life but also in artistic practice. The information shared here is a collection of research I’ve accumulated over 10 years of working with webcams.
My name is Eunice Gonçalves Duarte. I’m a performance artist, storyteller and a researcher on the uses of technology in performance.
I work with storytelling and mobile technology devices to produce low tech images. My main topics of research are everyday digital devices (mobile phones and webcams) for performance practice, emotional image, low tech image and failure (technology crash) in live performance.
Also, I work with autobiography material (stories, family photos, snapshots, and home movies) confronting personal stories with historical events, questioning identity, memory, and place of belonging.
I started to develop my artistic practice in 2004 using media technology (video and Internet) in performance presentations. My interest encompassed to discover how the language of these new media could be used to create new performance work. My main goal was to understand how everyday technology devices (mobile phones, photo cameras, webcams, etc.) influence our current lives and how theatre can perform it. From those experiences, I’ve developed a practical technique for performance creation.
I’ve presented my work in several European institutions such as MART Gallery (Dublin, Ireland), South Tipperary Arts Center (Clonmel, Ireland), M[i]MO – Museum of Moving Image (Leiria, Portugal), Komplot Gallery (Brussels, Belgium), MNAC – Contemporary Museum of Contemporary Arts (Lisbon, Portugal), National Theatre of Wales (Cardiff, Wales), ISEA – International Symposium on Electronic Art (Istanbul, Turkey), Theatre of Changes (Athens, Greece), OnOff Werkstatt für Zeitgenössischen Tanz/Dampfzentrale Theater (Bern, Switzerland), EVA-Electronic Visualization and the Arts/British Computer Society (London, England), among others.