Life Lecture

Ongoing Project

An online resource conceived and created by the artist Joshua Sofaer.

The website is available to use for FREE at www.lifelecture.net

Life Lecture is an online resource which structures and directs an audience to deliver a lecture to themselves about themselves. It aims to create a collective autobiography of the audience while simultaneously challenging our understanding of what autobiography is.

It can be used as a tool for research into theories of the self, questions of memory and confession between truth and fiction, but also - as the authoritative lecturer is missing in this setting - into questions of collective knowledge production, lecture performance, group behaviour and structures of communications.

Life Lecture can be used wherever there is space, an internet portal and a group of people. It is intended for use in workshop, education, research and performance settings.

It is aimed at learners and researchers in a variety of fields, for example: performance studies, creative writing, oral history, cultural studies, sociology and psychology. As the content is created by the audience, Life Lecture will work with a broad range of workshop groups. It can be used as an effective 'ice-breaker' at the beginning of a project, as a means to gather material for investigation and creative processes.

We hope you enjoy using this website and resource.

Life Lecture has been created by Joshua Sofaer, published and distributed by the Live Art Development Agency and the dramaturg and editor in chief is Sibylle Peters in cooperation with the Interactive-Science-ProgramZMI Geissen. Webdesign and authoring by Platform3.