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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, April 18, 2008

Further experiments for Flat Corner-Ambra's proposal

Dear Flat Corner 

here following the things I would like to try out next time within Cimatics  :

Technical experiments 

Projection on face profile
Projection on the person while she is smoking ( I'm curious to see which kind of meaning development and practical effects the projection  of a digital face on a real face can gives while the person is smoking)
I would like to edit a  long emotional or action sequence ( played with the face) in a very fast way and then projecting it to the real one (like this documentaries of flowers growing so fast etc...that you can see in National Geographic that try to show a whole flower's life in 2 min...)
Projection of different patterns on different body parts ( hairs growing, food...liquids...)
As we have done with the faces, I would like to try to project body parts of someone else on my body...( like old breast...or old hands..etc..)

Filip do you think you will be able to bring some animation stuff for the next time? Will be great!
Would also be nice to try with motion tracking again if possible,maybe with a full body images !

Then I would like to start to note all the interaction possibilities between the real performer and the digital projection.
With it I mean to write our practice in order to collect a theorethical material for our blog, which will be nice to make already in Brussels, I think it's time to have a Flat Corner communication platform, keeping it  linked to cimatics blog.

Performance experiments :

Concerning the dramaturgical part,I would like to work on some topics as Lotta said keeping the base simple.

As I was telling you last time I was working on this "secrets" practice.
Turning around the idea of giving a completely different point of view to what the audience is looking just changing the contents ( in this case it can be a series of texts ) related to the same scene..
So, I was thinking that we could write and record some text, even short sentences, able to tell a story or to give an imaginary and experimenting this thing with headphones( I think we can borrow them in Cimatics).
And I think is good because will allow Lotta to produce contents even if she will be not there...
I also want to say to Lotta that you can write us experimentations and curiosity you would like to do and that we will try out there!

Then about the performance and the dramaturgical practice I was wondering about the idea of a duo performance ( like when me and Lotta we were shifting our faces on each other)in order to have some material for St.Petesburg...

So,concerning an hypotethic duo, I would be curious to work on the idea of a conversation between two persons 
( in which we can play with recorded discussions...and in the real performance we can speak and suddenly shift to a weird playback...etc..).
I say discussion because I find good the starting physical position of a discussion for a duo ( sitting beside each other ).
And perhaps working onto discussion  can gives the opportunity to work on text ( played in the headphones- playing with different texts - points of view and contraddictions)and it can give a kind of dramaturgical structure ( like beginning---increasing the desagreement-agreement--etc...)
This hypoethical conversation could turns about some of the topics we were thinking to start to work on :  like sex-gender-age.
As the ideas flows in a discussion between two persons also the two bodys can have a metamorphosis during the discussion... exchanging sex---looking--style---age---identity
Anyway those are my buch of ideas at the moment,perhaps you get inspired by that for further changes and developments!

 I think I can stop now,I'm looking forward to hear your inspirations  to finally go for practice.