WORKSHOP: Internet Choreographies: Performing for the Online Audience

Nov 26, 2021 | 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (To)

With James Knott.

This workshop by James Knott looks at ways to creatively navigate the unique characteristics of performing for screen-based platforms.

How does the mobile or computer screen affect performance? This workshop by James Knott looks at ways to creatively navigate the unique constraints and characteristics of performing for screen-based platforms. Find out all the different ways you can utilize and design performance work for online spaces, including Zoom, Instagram Live, and YouTube.

Workshop Setup/Requirements

Installed Zoom Client for Meetings
A registered Zoom account
A YouTube/Google account
A prop of your choosing (an object, something you own, something you've made, something to make)
If possible: a camera, tripod, or tripod with phone mount attachment
Mobile phone
It is recommended that participants join the workshop through a computer, as phones will be used as a tool during exercise demonstrations.

Please make sure to prepare and test out this setup well before the workshop. If you run into any issues with installing or using this software, contact for troubleshooting advice.

James Knott is an emerging, Toronto-based artist, having received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Integrated Media from OCAD University . Their performance-based practice combines theatre, video, and audio art to create immersive and emotionally resonant experiences for the viewer.

Currently their practice looks to house personal narratives and queer experience through poetic retellings, self mythologizing, and auto-iconographic aestheticism. Explored themes include: paradoxical and queer identity, inner dialogue, mental illness, and camp theatrics. Recent projects have placed an emphasis on movement/gesture, queer personae, archetypes of desire, and the commodification of the femme body.

An alumni of The Roundtable Residency, they’ve exhibited/performed at Xpace Cultural Centre, the Toronto Feminist Art Conference, The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the AGO’s First Thursdays.