About Anna Birch
BiographyAs a practice-led researcher, publishing includes co-editing Site-Specificity and Mobility, Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol. 22, Issue 2 (Routledge) and a collection entitled Performing Site-Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice (Palgrave, 2012), both with Prof. Joanne Tompkins (University of Queensland, Australia). She has produced and directed a series of projects in public spaces, theatres and galleries that focus on how site-specific performance and film can develop and challenge gender vocabularies. By using iterative performance and film, book publishing and Internet broadcasting, since 2000 this work has resulted in an on-going and living monument to Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797).
AffiliationTheatre director and artistic director of Fragments & Monuments Film and Performance Company, Lecturer in Research, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, UK
Artworks / Articles contributed by
ArtworkVol. 3Approaching Performance Through Mediation
The Wollstonecraft Live Experience! (Isadora Version)Outdoor projection of Wollstonecraft Live! documentary and Vindication costume drama by Kaethe Fine; Triopicnic event on Newington Green, London • directed by Anna Birch; live music with Deirdre Cartwright ; video edited by Jana Riedel
As a theatre director, Anna Birch directs works often created for and in found spaces. Here, she explores the effects of digital capture, in particular video, on live work, and through a study of her production Wollstonecraft Live!, she considers the role of the camera in the archiving and documenting this kind of work.
ArtworkVol. 3Interlude 1: Arriving at the Group
Bruce Barton, Melanie Dreyer-Lude, Anna Birch & Mark Fleishman
Bruce and Melanie explore their arrival at the 2012 meeting of the IFTR/FIRT PaR Working Group; Mark and Anna offer a brief historical introduction to the group.
ArtworkVol. 3Last word: 'Thanks'
Thank you note from IFTR/FIRT PaR Working Group co-convenor Anna Birch, offered to her fellow curator-editors, with more information about the 2012 meeting of the Working Group.