Time: May 26, 2012 from 3pm to 9pm
Location: Watermans Art Center
City/Town: London, Brentford (UK)
Website or Map: http://watermans.ticketsolve.…
Event Type: sound, choreography, concert
Organized By: Eirini Papadimitriou
Latest Activity: May 29, 2012
a choreosonic performance
"for the time being" explores the sound of movement in a 30-minute premiere of a new stage work inspired by the Russian Futurist opera Victory over the Sun (1913) and its fantastical visual designs. Nearly a hundred years ago, the Futurists collaborated on an eccentric vision of a society to come, based on revolutionary fervor of the time. The DAP-Lab’s choreosonic performance, both comic and unsettling in places, is an intimate piece that looks at our current precarious existence in a world full of outworn clichés of revolutions. Featuring four dancers, the work incorporates body-worn-technologies where the structure of the wearable has been developed alongside its interactive and sound generating potential for gestural performance. The artistic premise of the design is to make the activation and presence of sound very visual and sensual to both the performer and the viewer.
Helenna Ren, Yoko Ishiguro, Aggeliki Margeti, and Ross Jennings (performers)
Sandy Finlayson (sound design), Cameron McKirdy (graphic interface), John Richards (electronics);
Art direction/audiophonic design by Michèle Danjoux; Scenography by Johannes Birringer.
Aleksander Tomic (lighting effects; courtesy PhilharmonicLights), Graeme Shaw (Technical Coordination), Elliott O'Brart (technical assistance), Michael Blow (Theremuino design collaborator).
This performance is presented as part of Watermans' International Festival of Digital Art (January - August 201).
Symposium, Saturday May 26: 15:3o - 18:oo "Sound and gesture in New Media Art"
A symposium (chaired by Carol MacGillivray) with Phoebe Hui, Johannes Birringer & Michèle Danjoux, Jason Singh and Michael Blow).
At 18:00 there is the opening of
Phoebe Hui – "Granular Graph"
(on exhibit: Saturday 26 May - Sunday 8 July 2012)
The DAP-Lab’s cross-media work highlights convergences between physical movement choreography, visual expression in dance/film/fashion and wearable design, and real-time interactive data flow environments. Since founding DAP-Lab in 2004, Johannes Birringer and Michèle Danjoux have brought together artists and researchers from the UK, Japan, Brasil, U.S.A., and Europe, and developed prototypes of wearables/ garments which respond in distinct ways to body movement, camera capture, and sensory processing. The ensemble has created online performances, video exhibitions, the digital dance-work Suna no Onna (premiered at London’s Laban Centre in December 2007, recreated at Watermans in 2008). Its choreographic installation, UKIYO (Moveable Worlds), produced in collaboration with artists from Japan, premiered at Sadler’s Wells, London after touring Eastern Europe (2010).