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Robert Ayers wins British Arts and Humanities research residency at Franklin Furnace.
In its most recent round of funding the [British] Arts and Humanities Research Board announced that Robert Ayers, performance artist and Professor of the Contemporary Arts at the Nottingham Trent University, England, had been awarded funding ("on the basis of academic excellence") to work directly with Martha Wilson at Franklin Furnace for four months from January 1, 2003. He will be making an extended study of the current relationship between digital and live performance, and using the current Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and Future of the Present projects as case studies. During his research residency he will be visiting artists and institutions with a particular interest in the point at which the live and the digital meet, and at the conclusion of his research he will be writing and editing a printed publication which will be published by Far Ahead Publications in England.