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Dr Alison Matthews
Dr Alison Matthews
postal addressA110, Adelphi Building, Peru Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M3.
telephone0161 295 6866
website address
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Arts & Media
From September 2014 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Performance
From September 2014 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

I am a performance maker, researcher and lecturer working in the fields of contemporary performance practice, theatre studies and participatory performance.

I have presented my practice-based research at venues including Chelsea Theatre (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Wales), Performance Studies International #18 (Leeds), and ArtsAdmin/Toynbee Studios (London).

In June of 2015, I will work with Contact Theatre (Manchester) to develop a new performance, The Ballad of Isosceles, as a resident artist for Sensored Festival. My residency will culminate in a public showing of the five new works (of which mine will be one) on June 27, 2015.

In 2014, I received a Strategic Insight Programme grant to redevelop my practice-based research project SERVUS! with Lancaster arts organization LEAP and Lancaster participants. The grant permits Wales-based researchers to disseminate their research through public engagement, and the grant permitted my artistic association with LEAP and a public performance of the redeveloped piece at Live at LICA in May of 2014.

In 2014, my peer-reviewed article 'The Libido-Maker’s Apprentice: Working the Window’s Proscenium’ was published in a special issue of Performing Ethos: International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance on desire, reciprocity, and one-to-one performance.

 In December of 2011, I was invited to contribute to the exhibition catalogue for artist Esther Pilkington's exhibition/project Vaasa in Luck (Finland).

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Key Presence
Conference Presentations
Invited Papers and Lectures

 I was invited by Professor Katja Rothe to present my one-to-one performance SERVUS! at the launch of a new course on arts, economy and social media at the Universitat der Kunste (Berlin).