Meta-Academy participants are invited to use the following videos and text (sound) as creative prompters to generate their own version of “Watching Watching” .
We would like to explore the notion of direct mediated movement transmission as a generative space and the performance of"watching".
This concept of “Watching Watching” was developed by Bebe Miller during the creative process for her work ‘Necessary Beauty’ (2008).
We'd like to invite meta-academy collaborators to use these pieces to create your own video version of 'watching watching': video your self doing the video material - in exactitude or in variation utilizing the sound options.
The main idea is that you video your self watching/listening/doing/executing the material: movement or text.
You evan use YouTube Video uploader with you computer webcam and record while you watch or use any video software with your computer webcam (Imovie, etc)
You may also use mobile devices.
You may add text or the soundtrack to the video.
The material will be shared and used by other artists to "create' new mashups.
The movement vocabulary for this activity includes videos of Bebe improvising last week and text options culled from her earlier work “Nothing Can Happen Only Once” (1993). These materials are also used in her new work for Taking PLace, now in rehearsal for performance July 11 & 12 in Columbus, Ohio.
The resultant works will be exhibited at the meta-academy hub in ImPulsTanz (Vienna) and Bates Dance Festival 2014.
EMBED YOUR VIDEOS IN THE COMMENTS HERE.
(TO EMBED THE VIDEO IN THE COMMENT SPACE YOU NEED SET IT FROM VISUAL TO HTML)
Soundtracks and text:
Capturing the video in YouTube
-Place your self front of your computer and try to reproduce the camera angle, lighting and framing and background from the video shown before.
-Open a browser window with your Youtube account. Log in.
-Click in the upload button.
-In the right column click on Record to create a webcam capture.
-Authorize YouTube to connect with your webcam.
-Click on "allow"
-You will be in the recording window and you will see your self in on the video window. The video is shot in color and a black & white effect is applied later
-Start recording clicking on the red button. Watch and perform.
-Capture the desired length. Click button to stop.
-Click play to watch and click Upload when ready.
-Fill up the upload page/form:
Format for the video title:
Your name or user handle)’watching watching @ meta-academy 2013
(Your name or user handle)’Your name or user handle)’watching watching @ meta-academy 2013
IMPORTANT: select your privacy settings:
make the video “public”
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-SAVE your video settings and wait until video is processed and published.
How to use YouTube Video editor: