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.


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

thoughts about collaboration

I just wanna say that my idea proposal is not fixed at all (comment to Ambras thoughts below). The reason I wrote the first thing in a rather clear way is that I had an interesting further discussion with Boris about collaboration. To me the very first thing , that we should propose our own projects (not first developed in groups) was a bit weired in relation to my previous thoughts about collaboration (I was very much thinking democracy and still am). Boris made me see a different aspect (and this is again me interpreting what we spoke about, it's not quoting Boris) that it's good to propose your own project idea, not always for the idea itself, but as guidance to each others, let's call it artistic values...

This conversation in mind, made me brainstorm further on what we had talked about animation and projection, but with the goal to shape a project from what was already there on Saturday. My wish is not to fulfill that exact piece of text, but my wish is to expand ideas into a theme that can be input for further experimenting and further ideas. What that theme is, is for me very important to discuss at this blog since brainstorming on idea concepts also fits very well in written form and can help us a lot to go further with the more practical experiments we are up to soon.

Since it's open... I have changed a lot already by trying the idea of placing it in a club (below) and this might give you a real hint of that it wasn't ready before... and not now either;-)

Hope I made somewhat sense... Lotta