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.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Live Stage: GLOW (nyc)

Chunky Move: Glow :: February 7-9, 2008; 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm :: February 10, 2 pm and 3:30 pm :: The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NYC :: Co-Presented with The Joyce Theater.

Glow is an illuminating choreographic essay by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek and interactive software creator Frieder Weiss. Beneath the glow of a sophisticated video tracking system, a lone organic being mutates in and out of human form into unfamiliar, sensual and grotesque creature states.

Utilising the latest in interactive video technologies a digital landscape is generated in real time in response to the dancer's movement. The body's gestures are extended by and in turn manipulate the video world that surrounds it, rendering no two performances exactly the same.

In Glow, light and moving graphics are not pre-rendered video playback but rather images constantly generated by various algorithms responding to movement. In most conventional works employing projection lighting, the dancer's position and timing have to be completely fixed to the space and timeline of the video playback. Their role is reduced to the difficult chore of making every performance an exact facsimile of the original. In Glow, the machine sees the performer and responds to their actions, unlocking them from a relationship of restriction and tedium.

1 comment:

Lotta said...

Just wanna say that I really like Chunky Move, and I would like to see this piece, interesting! Thank you for posting it on the blog.

It's nice with the interactive relationship (I checked their website, the body somehow gets extended in a unity with the graphics, I've seen something similar but with a group it was projections by Marco Barsottini och Lorenzo Sarti at Gothenburg Opera in a piece by Daniela Kurz

Denise suggested interactivity, I think it could be interesting to switch between projections on the body and images where graphics are interactive with the body.

The interactive projections are very nice on the ground which also seems to be the case in most things I've seen, it would be interesting to try to break that I guess... but then it's always good with things that work... even if it has been done.. I guess there's my tendency to strive for why... a reason, a concept which is the question Kristof just asked;-)

Thanx:-) Lotta