Creative Dundee

Split Screen: Pernille Spence and Darshana Jayemanne

On Split Screen, two people from different backgrounds who are part of creative life in Dundee interview each other.

In this episode: artist and DJCAD lecturer Pernille Spence & Abertay lecturer in Art, Media and Computer Games Darshana Jayemanne.

This feature is brought to you by Creative Dundee in partnership with InGAME – creating space to explore the future of the creative industries and video games sectors, locally.

Pernille Spence is an artist and lecturer in Contemporary Art Practice at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design . She has been creating performance and moving image works since the mid 1990s and has created work with skydivers, been lifted into the air by 22 giant weather balloons and devised a series of performances that took place in over 50 locations in the landscape alongside railway lines from Aberdeen to Glasgow. Exhibiting nationally and internationally her work has been shown in galleries and festivals including the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Germany, Alchemly Film & Moving Image Festival, and she was recently part of “>>FFWD:Artists’ Moving Image from Scotland” in the Shanghai Biennale, China.

Darshana Jayemanne is Lecturer in Art, Media and Computer Games at Abertay University and the author of “Performativity in Art, Literature and Videogames” (Palgrave MacMillan 2017). This book’s title names many of his main research interests, and develops a media studies approach to performance in digital space and time. He was Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded “Reality Remix” project. His work has appeared in Games & Culture, The Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Fibreculture Journal, and Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. Recently, he has organised the “Game Engines Beyond Games” Symposium along with Babycastles Gallery in NYC and is convenor of the “Keywords in Play” interview series about diverse games research. He was a jurist for the Excellence in Narrative Awards at the 2019 and 2020 Independent Game Festival Awards.

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