Beyond Light Bulbs:
echo::system - The Desert
December 13 - 15, 8PM. Cost: $10.
In a 40 minute journey through space and time, Grisha Coleman's performance installation, echo::system - The Desert, immerses audiences and performers in a completely synthetic environment comprised of audio and visual media, digital movement analysis, robotics and live performance.
This setting recreates a desert ecosystem simultaneously made up of the virtual and real, exposing how one affects the other.
Code as an interface for improvisation and networked performances.
Thursday December 13, 2007, 20:00h, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam.
A relatively new programming paradigm called Live Coding is redefining the way in which software can be applied in live performances. While improvisation has a long history in the arts, the traditional edit compile run programming model limits software use to predetermined procedures running alongside a performance; allowing a programmer very limited improvisation, live alteration, or adjustment of the software during runtime. In contrast with this traditional model, Live Coding provides expressive control over software code during runtime, which allows for live (artistic) improvisation by programmers.
In Live Coding, programmers no longer technically assist performers; they are (co-)performers, using code as an interface to improvise with either different types of performers (ranging from dancers to DJs) or in networks with other live coders.
Test_Lab: Live_Coding will feature debates and presentations on Live Coding, a networked code jamming performance, live coded music, introductions and hands-on experiences in Live Coding programming languages for code improvisation, and a live coded Augmented Reality experience.
Featuring: Powerbooks_Unplugged (D/NL), Florian Cramer (Piet Zwart Institute, D/NL), Carla Mulder (Lange Poten Theatre Group, NL), Aart Muis and Rob Donkers (Rnul, NL), Susie Jae (aka. Jean Van Sloan, US/NL), and V2_Lab / MultimediaN.
In this session, Second Life avatars will dance with improvised music from Real Life at ISIM. Real Life performers are Pauline Oliveros - electronics, harmonica & small instruments with spoken word artist Ione & dancer Heloise Gold. Second Life performance will feature animations and choreography by Josephine Dorado, John D. Mitchell, Edo Paulus, Christine Benham, Lauren Watson and Sean Nevin - performing from Arizona, New York, and Amsterdam. Images and sounds of the performers from Real Life will be projected into Second Life and vice versa, creating a mashup of real and virtual improv for both audiences.
Attendance is limited. Please RSVP and include your Second Life username.
Spoken word: Ione
RL dancer: Heloise Gold
Electronics/harmonica/small instruments: Pauline Oliveros
Animations / Second Life dancers: Josephine Dorado, Edo Paulus and members of ADaPT (Association for Dance and Performance Telematics) ADaPT includes Arizona State University, Herberger College Dance: John D. Mitchell, Christine Benham, Lauren Watson; Virginia Piper School of Creative Writing: Sean Nevin
Tech Asst: Zevin Polzin