The Research in Real-Time: Practice in Progress conference is a two-day interdisciplinary programme of PaR performances, workshops, interventions, panels, playtests and installations, taking place on the 5th and 6th May at the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway. Contributors will present their practice (as research) in the now: in the moment. Twenty-five local and international ‘makers and thinkers’ in the fields of film, digital media, traditional arts, music, sound, dance, ethnography, theatre, performance art, larp, and visual arts will present their ongoing practice within the following frameworks:
  • Temporality; the ‘now’ within the practice research continuum
  • Slow Practice, and research in real-time
  • Privileging process
  • Phenomenological approaches; embodied practice
  • Improvisation
  • The ever-present possibility of failure
  • Collaborative communities; relationship
  • Mapping and documenting practice research
  • PaR within the academy
  • Hybrid practice
  • Models and methodologies
  • Real-time aesthetics
  • Economies of practice
Special thanks to: Dr Miriam Haughton (O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway ), and Galway Dance Project for their assistance in the development of this conference.

   The Research in Real-Time conference gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the following:

Prof. Patrick Lonergan, and the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway
Dr Daniel Carey, and the Moore Institute, NUI Galway
Prof. Felix O’Murchadha, and the School of Humanities, NUI Galway
The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies, NUI Galway