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Capturing Creativity, 2023 - Presentation 7 - A Portfolio for the Research-Artwork (Prof. Helen Newall)

posted on 2023-11-07, 09:22 authored by Claire DrakeClaire Drake

Presentation 7 from the Capturing Creativity, 2023 conference on Monday 18th September 2023, given by Prof. Helen Newall, Edge Hill University.

Helen Newall is a Professor of Theatre Praxis at Edge Hill University, and a professional playwright and digital artist. Her commissioned plays include: The Spring Stone (an opera, Chester Cathedral); Alastair’s Cat (the Millennium Dome); new libretto for The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis); A Thousand and One Nights, The Icarus Game, Big Nose, Beowulf, Frankenstein, (CYT & The Chester Gateway Theatre); Remote Control (HTV-West Television Workshop); Dumisani’s Drum (Action Transport); Anthem, Grimms’ Tales, Shoah, Another Sun (The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); Silent Night; James; Forgotten Fortress; A Jacobean Christmas and Over By Christmas (TiQ). Her digital scenographies include: Orpheus,The Book of the Dead (Edge Hill University); Sounds & Visions (IFTR, Lisbon; Munich; Toronto); Illumination (Glossolalia: touring); A Christmas Carol and The Snow Queen (TiQ). Site-specific installations include: The Ghost of Someone Not Yet Drowned (Victoria Baths, Manchester); Blodeuwedd and A Fairy Tale Not Yet Told (in Secret Light Garden, Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire); Silence (Pound Arts, Wiltshire). Currently, she deploys practice research to interrogate commemoration through miniature installations for audiences of one to four people. These include: Remember Me (Bluecoat Liverpool; Chester Military Museum; Narberth Museum); Lost Morecambe (for the Morecambe Variety Festival); she is currently making audio-visual animations of the WW1 journal of William Bradshaw, some of which can be seen here: A Story of the Great War: an audio-visual animated project.

The presentation covers an approach to documentation of practice research, in terms of archiving for the preservation/longevity of the artwork as a research output, for its use by peers and future artist-researchers, as well as for purposes such as REF submission.

This item contains: Powerpoint slides, script, and pre-event recorded Powerpoint presentation.