Sarah Jury

Meetup on Consent Procedures in Participatory Performance


This irregular group hosted by Res. deals with questions such as: Are the terms of participation calibrated collectively? Can audiences and participants give informed consent and exercise their autonomy? What kind of power structures are being produced when makers overlook these questions?

To start the session, participants are invited to share consent strategies that they have either made or experienced, bad or good, and we try these out together. The group then gathers for a brief overview discussion, then centres in on a topic focus that is most relevant for those in attendance, for example, calibrating consent for one-on-one performance, calibrating consent for one-on-one or non-verbal larps, documenting play while maintaining player experience and autonomy. We then discuss our experiences and work together to outline strategies to achieve a consent procedure.

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Part of Configurations.