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.


Friday, January 18, 2008

Arnold's ideas

Hi, this is a short introduction of myself on this blog. I will react on some of the ideas already posted and also will (where possible) try to get some discussion going on.

First of all, i found it very inspiring to see so many talented people together in one room. Im convinced that there will be some interesting results coming out of this Masterclass! Although i was there for only two days now, i think i got sort of an idea of each others fascinations and inspirations. I hope you have the same with me (or else just ask!)

About the different plans then. The ideas and experiments of Lotta, Ambra and Filip regarding projections on the contemporarybody seem very interesting to me, because they closely relate to the ideas i had before applying for this Masterclass; i really want to use my motion tracking system in a live performance / choreographic setting (ideally with live and spatial sound-/videoprojections). I definitely would like to contribute and co-develop these ideas into a project proposal!

Furthermore, i would love to make my moderate experience with motiontracking available to anyone interested. Maybe it can be used in the proposal of Olga. And for sure the ideas posted by Michael; i like the idea of working on this abstract conceptual level regarding light, space and motion (like regarding videoprojection as thrown light!)

For all our ideas, i think it is very important to develop them on different levels simultaneously, so that we can come to a project-proposal that follows the guidelines as stated in Brams last email:

Conceptual level. This is where the blog should be used for the most i think. Like posting references to interesting projects to get things going on in our heads (thanks Bram for this new york dance piece!). And also maybe historic examples etc.

I will try to post some things soon. In the mean time you should see:
- the video example that michael mentioned in his post (the Man with Mirror video on YouTube, example of Boris)

Working out and prepare experiments to be done next workshop. This is i think VERY IMPORTANT. I really think we all should prepare our experiments in advance of the next workshop, at least on paper. In my experience, working with technology, tends to be very time-consuming, and we only have a few days each workshop...

I would like to work out experiments regarding:
-motion tracking in general. Working with camera-tracking, but maybe also different sensors like pressure- or bending sensors in clothing.
-live projection on bodies. How can we make movents of a body in space trigger movements/displacement of videoprojection in space, for instance?

Get some idea of what you want to do with your part of the budget, so that there wont be any doublingof expences. For now this is maybe not clear at all, at least not for me, but i do already have some wishes’ ;-)
For instance, i would like to spend something on:
-Eobody2 USB 8 SensorBox (
maybe i want to buy this in advance of the next workshop already.
-different Sensors
-Overhead expences (traveling, accomodation)

Ok, thats it for now,
Have a nice weekend!


1 comment:

kinotek said...

arnold regarding sensors stuff, do you know about arduino?
is cheaper then the Eobody2 USB and you can apply almost any 5v sensor;
also here there is a lot of interesting stuff:

and here some nice food for thoughts