Lower Saxony – Scotland

In the past two years, ECAS has undertaken activities to support the project development between academics from higher education institutions in Lower Saxony and Scotland. It is ECAS’s goal to be a facilitator for bringing researchers from both regions closer together in order to generate new and excellent knowledge.

Below you will find the currently on-going projects between Lower Saxonian and Scottish researchers.

Live Art Data

New Strategies in Theatre Archiving: Scotland / Lower Saxony

The objective of the trilateral project »Live Art Data« is to establish a sustainable network between three institutions in Scotland and Lower Saxony: the University of Glasgow, University of Hildesheim, and the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück. The underlying intention of the network is to discuss questions around the archiving of live performance, including the specific British notion of ›Live Art‹.

An integral part of this endeavor is the exploration of cross-national and cross-institutional collaborations in Europe. ›Live Art Data‹, as we use the term, refers to digital and physical data produced by and during performative processes – either as an important component of aesthetic practice (e.g., the data of digital performances) or as paratexts (playbills, publicity photos, etc.). We combine historical, theoretical, and digital research into archival practice​s of storage, rubrication, and re-use of artistic data.