Cimatics presents
Cimatics, Brussels International Platform for Live A/V, presents a Masterclass Live Audiovisual Art, within the framework of the studio-program Experimental Media-art provided by the VAF (the Flemish Audiovisual Fund).
Because the biggest merit of live A/V is its cross-border and cross-disciplinary character the masterclass will challenge its participants to do just that: collaborate.

The goal of this blog is to generate an open-source effect: opening up the discussions from within the masterclass to the rest of the world. Let this be a call for everyone to participate and join or start a debate.
Eventually, this blog will be printed as a book. An additional DVD with the open-source versions (Creative Commons license) of the participants masterclass-projects will be available afterwards. So if you post something to this blog, you are co-authoring the book.


Monday, January 28, 2008

26 meeting report

hello all!!
last saturday was the first saturday meeting; we were Michael, JP and me.
We discussed and brainstormed, and finally we outlined a "framework" of ideas
and related techniques to experiment with that can be seen as a future proposal:

" how machine and humans sense the reality ? "

following this broad concept we would develop a toolshack of tecniques to use afterward in the proposal, such as:

- video tracking / motion system
- non conventional recording/sampling -macro lenses - special cameras
- projection on non-conventional surfaces - ad. ex. fog, water, etc.

and explore ad ex. with:

audiovisual contiuum:
where are physically the boundaries between sound and air?
turbulence in fog with sounds : fine-record (with 600fps JP's camera) the movement of a speaker -sound- immersed in the fog

concept of time/movement:
build a projector that rotate on its own axis (25 turns every second) so the frame picture is still
ad ex.:

here some links related to the ideas discussed in the afternoon,
just to have some inspiration ;)

on 8 of february the second round, everyone is more than wellcome, in the physical
space of the JP home as well as the informational of this blog..

take care,

1 comment:

michael said...

one more about " how machine and humans sense the reality ? " here:
(goto "output" > "")
- "We built a self-fulfilling cybernetic system, that plays with the senses and perceptions of the User and the sensors and the processes of the Machine..."

i will be in berlin during the
transmediale (29.1-3.2) - gonna see ambra there - if anyone else is planned to go give us a sign... (the "k.h.c.b." will be there too ;) )...

about the framework of human and machine sensing there are some interesting topics that might be discussed and tested in some first phase...

what you see / hear is (not) what you get; how does a machine / human sense distance /closeness (...) and what implicates that for each one of them; "post-sensing" (feeling vs. data processing);.....