Dr Joanne Scott

Lecturer in Performance

  • New Adelphi 6.07
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  • E: j.e.scott@salford.ac.uk
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I am a practitioner-researcher and educator, who has taught across the world, in a variety of contexts from Singapore to the UK and beyond. After completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Glasgow, I taught internationally for seven years, before coming back to the UK in 2010.

I spent four years at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, completing an MA and PhD and teaching across the undergraduate and postgraduate courses there. During this time, I developed a distinctive live media practice, which is both the subject and vehicle for my research. See www.joanneemmascott.com to see examples of work.


I teach across the fields of theatre and performance, with particular interests/specialisms as follows:

·         Applications of media and new technology in performance

·         Critical theory and performance studies

·         Postdramatic theatre and performance

·         Practice as research in performance

·         Live art and contemporary practices

·         Interdisciplinary performance practices

·         Devising practice

Research Interests

My research interests arise from my practice as a live media performer. From making work in this way, I have become interested in the activation, operation and affect of live media events, including the role of the performer, audience and technology in this configuration.

My PhD research investigated the functioning of intermediality in performance, the role and presence of a performer within a live media framework and the types of events that are created when media are mixed live by a present performer.

Moving forward, I am interested in exploring the practices of the performer in intermedial or multimedia work in more detail, modes of interactivity and participation in live media events, as well as the applications of such work in public or community spaces.

I welcome conversations with applicants who are looking to pursue doctoral research in intermedial, multimedia or live media practice and those whose research is positioned in the fields of live art or postdramatic performance making.

Qualifications and Memberships


PhD, ‘Live Intermediality: A new mode of intermedial praxis’ from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, 2014

MA (Distinction) in Performance Practices and Research from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 2011

PGCE (sec) in Drama and English with Merit in Academic Studies, University of Strathclyde, 2002

MA (Hons) Theatre Studies and English Literature, University of Glasgow, 2000


Member of the TAPRA Performance and New Technologies working group

Member of the International Federation of Theatre Research (IFTR) Intermediality in Theatre and Performance Working Group


Written Publications

2014 (forthcoming), ‘Matter Mattering: ‘intra-activity’ in live media performance’, in Body, Space Technology Journal

2012, 'Dispersed and Dislocated: the construction of liveness in live intermedial performance', Perspectives Paper for Body Space Technology Journal, Volume 11, No.1

Practice based Outputs

November 2014, ‘Working Net’, performance for ‘Networked Bodies’ weekender at Watermans, Brentford

September 2014, ‘Query’, participatory event for Collisions at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London

October 2013, 'auto-play', performance-installation at Collisions, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD)

May 2013, 'Prelude', performance-installation at the University of Surrey

January 2013, 'Town', performance-installation at Kingsgate Gallery, as part of the Equations Moving Image Event, London

December 2012, 'A Live Intermedial Response to an ambulatory EEG', collaborative PaR experiment with Deirdre McLaughlin, RCSSD, London

October 2012, 're-cite', performance-installation at Collisions, RCSSD, London

December 2011, 'Cover', performance-installation, presented as part of Space for Change Project, London

July 2011, 'The Mark of Affect', performance at Brink Festival, RCSSD, London


September 2014, ‘Making New: Encounters through New Technology in Performance’, paper for the Performance and New Technologies Working Group at TAPRA 2014, Royal Holloway

July 2014, 'Formation and Cut - the distinct stratification of live media performance' at FIRT/IFTR, University of Warwick

February 2014, 'Inter-constructions: Hybrid creative processes in live intermedial practice' at the Merging Media Conference, University of Kent

September 2013, 'Autopoiesis in Live Intermedial Performance - Loops and Systems', paper for the Performance and New Technologies Working Group at TAPRA 2013, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, available online at http://joscotttapra2013.blogspot.co.uk

July 2013, 'Confrontation and Contradiction: The Site of Encounter in Live Intermedial Performance', paper for the Intermediality Working Group at FIRT/IFTR Barcelona

July 2013, 'Lines of Flight', presentation for Intermedial Perspectives Symposium at De Montfort University, Leicester

June 2013, 'Transmitted Thoughts: Who is the Receiver?', Praxis Session with Deirdre McLaughlin at Performance Studies International (PSi) 19, Stanford University, San Francisco

May 2013, 'Divergence/Convergence: Reflecting on Digital Interactivity and the Construction of Self in Collaborative Processes', collaborative paper presentation with Deirdre McLaughlin for 'On Collaboration II' at Middlesex University

April 2013, 'Lines of Flight: Conditions of Precarity in Live Media Performance', Presentation for Becoming Nomad: Hybrid Spaces, Liquid Architectures and Online Domains - TaPRA Performance and New Technologies Interim Event, York St John University, 10th April 2013

September 2012, 'A State Between', Paper for Live Interfaces Conference, ICSRiM, School of Music, University of Leeds, 7th and 8th September 2012