Dr Andrew Filmer

BA Hons Class 1 (Sydney); PhD (Sydney); PGCTHE (Cymru); FHEA

Dr Andrew Filmer

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Profile

I joined the department in February 2008 having previously taught at the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney. I gained my PhD from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney in 2006.

Additional Information

Co-convenor of the International Federation of Theatre Research (IFTR) Theatre Architecture Working Group (from 2012 to the present). With Dr Juliet Rufford I have organised the Working Group meetings at the Barcelona (2013), Warwick (2014) and Hyderabad (2015), Stockholm (2016) and São Paulo IFTR conferences. In addition we curated the Shared Practice and Shared Pedagogies events at The 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Further information on the working group is available on our blog site.

Member of the International Federation for Theatre Research.

Member of the Running Cultures Research Network.

Teaching

Research

My current research interests focus on two distinct projects: one exploring the multiple sites of encounter between theatre, performance and architecture and the other examining artistic engagements with contemporary running cultures. The first explores the relationships that exist between theatre, performance and architecture within an 'expanded field' of spatial and artistic practice, focussing on contemporary theatre projects and interdisciplinary practices and pedagogies. In the second I am interested in how contemporary artists are using running as a mode of aesthetic enquiry and expression to explore ideas of subjectivity, agency, collectivity and mobility, on how running functions as contemporary performance and social action, and what theatre and performance studies might gain by engaging with the aesthetics of sporting activity.

More broadly my research interests include issues of space, place, location and spectatorship in contemporary theatre and performance, especially the dramaturgical logics and spectatorial practices inherent in site-specific and located performance. Previously my research has focussed on theatre architecture, examining performers' experiences and practices in the backstage spaces of theatre buildings.

Research Supervision

  • Kieran Holland, 'Running and Performance: An embodied and performative examination of recreational distance running', PhD: in progress
  • Wei-Juei Hsieh, 'Bajiajiang as Religious Theatre: Belief, People and Transformation of a Ritual Practice', MPhil: successfully completed 2017
  • Dr Mike Brookes, 'On a clear day you can see for ever …: Mediation as form and dramaturgy in located performance' PhD by published works: successfully completed 2015
  • Polly Walker-Penn, 'Seeing Red: Re-imagining

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 15.00-17.00

Publications

Filmer, A 2010, 'Place, History, Authenticity' Paper presented at Regional Spaces, National Stages: Performance beyond London 1945-2010 Symposium, Reading, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2010, .
Hadley, B, Rajak, J, Filmer, A, Caines, R & Read, A 2010, 'The 'dirty work' of the Lie' Performance Research, vol 15, no. 2, pp. 123-129. DOI: 10.1080/13528165.2010.490448
Filmer, A 2010, 'Place, History, Authenticity' Paper presented at Theatre and Performance Research Association Annual Conference, Cardiff, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2010, .
Filmer, A 2009, 'Duplicitous Sites: Misperforming Parliament' Paper presented at 15th Performance Studies International Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, 2009 - 2009, .
Filmer, A 2009, 'Terrains of Power: Performing Parliamentary Architecture' Paper presented at Living Landscapes – An international conference on performance, landscape and environment, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2009 - 2009, .
Filmer, A 2009, 'Architecture, Audience and Desire' Paper presented at International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009, .
Filmer, AR 2008, 'The place of theatre practice: training and aesthetic tradition at Belvoir Street' Australasian Drama Studies, vol 53, pp. 111-127.
Filmer, AR 2008, 'Minding the Gap: The Performer in the Wings' New Theatre Quarterly, vol 24, no. 2, pp. 158-169. DOI: 10.1017/s0266464x08000134
Filmer, A 2007, New Theatre Writing: Where Does The Money Go? A Statistical Review. Playwriting Australia.
Filmer, A 2007, 'Review of ‘Ethno-techno: Writing on Performance, Activism, and Pedagogy’ by Guillermo Gómez-Peña' Australasian Drama Studies, vol 50.
Filmer, A 2007, 'Gay McAuley: A leading figure in Australian Performance Studies', SemiotiX, 8.
Filmer, A 2007, '‘Implacing’ Theatre Practice: A Theoretical Framework' Paper presented at International Federation for Theatre Research Theatre Architecture Working Group symposium, Prague, Czech Republic, 2007, .
Filmer, A 2006, 'Sydney Style: The Performative Implications of ‘Found’ Theatre Space’' Paper presented at 1st International Symposium on Environment, Behaviour and Society, Sydney, Australia, 2006 - 2006, .
Filmer, A 2006, 'A Topography of Sydney Practitioner Space' Paper presented at 2006 Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies conference, Sydney, Australia, 2006 - 2006, .
Filmer, A 2006, The Sydney Opera House: Design, History and Theatrical Haunting. in I Eynat-Confino & E Sormova (eds), Patronage, Spectacle and the Stage. Art and Theatre Institute, Prague, pp. 132-141.
Filmer, A 2005, 'Within and Without: Containing the Heart of PQ' Paper presented at 2005 Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies conference, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 2005 - 2005, .
Filmer, A 2004, 'Somewhere Between the Dressing Room and The Stage: Wrestling with the Wings' Paper presented at 2004 Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2004 - 2004, .
Filmer, A 2003, 'The Sydney Opera House: Design, History and Theatrical Inhabitation' Paper presented at International Federation for Theatre Research Scenography Working Group conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 2003, .
Filmer, A 2017, Coriolan/us and the Limits of 'Immersive'. in J Frieze (ed.), Reframing Immersive Theatre: The Politics and Pragmatics of Participatory. Springer Nature, pp. 289 -302.
Filmer, A 2016, 'Dramaturgy and Architecture: Theatre, Utopia, and the Built Environment' Studies in Theatre and Performance, vol 36, no. 2, pp. 196-198. DOI: 10.1080/14682761.2016.1147714
Filmer, A 2016, 'Watching, waiting, listening: Audio Obscura and the perceptual ecology of non-place' About Performance, no. 14/15.
Filmer, A & Ames, M 2015, 'Mindful Bodies: Theory and Practice in Undergraduate Theatre Studies' Paper presented at Aberystwyth University Learning & Teaching Conference, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2015 - 2015, .
Filmer, A 2015, 'Framing Encounters: Users, Occupants, Spectators, Participants' Paper presented at Shared Practice: A day of public talks, video shorts, exhibitions, and performance interventions, Prague , Czech Republic, 2015 - 2015, .
Filmer, A 2015, 'Architecting the Theatre Machine' Paper presented at Performance and Politics (PPi) Research Centre One-Day Symposium on ILIAD, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2015 - 2015, .
Filmer, A 2015, 'Motion Capture', pp. 79-80, Like the wind.
Filmer, A 2015, 'Performing Site-Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice, edited by Anna Birch and Joanne Tompkins (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)', Performance Paradigm, 11.
Filmer, A 2014, 'On the Move: Action, Location, Relation' RUN RUN RUN! AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF RUNNING 1.0 #r3fest, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2014 - 2014, .
Filmer, A 2014, 'Audio Obscura: Experiencing the Architecture of Audio Performance' Paper presented at FIRT-IFTR World Congress, Warwick, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2014 - 2014, .
Filmer, A 2013, 'Disrupting the 'Silent Complicity' of Parliamentary Architecture' Performance Research, vol 18, no. 3, pp. 19-26. DOI: 10.1080/13528165.2013.818309
Filmer, A 2013, 'Materiality and Reverberation: Sensory immersion in Coriolan/us.' Paper presented at IFTR Conference: Re-Routing Performance / Re-Caminant L’escena, Barcelona, Spain, 2013 - 2013, .
Filmer, A 2013, 'On the Move: The Performance of Running' Paper presented at TaPRA Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2013 - 2013, .
Filmer, A, Heckenberg, M & Tompkins, J (eds) 2012, 'Design, Space and Performance in Australia and New Zealand' Australasian Drama Studies, vol 61.
Filmer, A 2012, 'Re-imagining Suburbia with My Darling Patricia' Australasian Drama Studies, vol 61, pp. 30-47.
Filmer, A 2012, 'Purposeful assemblage: Practicing location in National Theatre Wales' Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Association for Welsh Writing in English, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2012 - 2012, .
Filmer, A 2012, 'Watching, Waiting, Listening: A Perceptual Ecology of Non-place' Paper presented at PSi 18 Performance :: Culture :: Industry, Leeds , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2012 - 2012, .
Filmer, A & Rossmanith, K 2011, 'Space and Actor Formation' Theatre Research International, vol 36, no. 3, pp. 228-239. DOI: 10.1017/S0307883311000460
Filmer, A 2011, 'Articulating the theatricality of architecture: The Persians at FIBUA' Paper presented at International Federation Theatre Research Architecture Working Group Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic, 2011, .
Filmer, A 2010, 'Making Space for Performance' Studies in Theatre and Performance, vol 30, no. 3, pp. 275-287. DOI: 10.1386/stap.30.3.275_1