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Johannes Birringer replied to Mike Baker's discussion 'Respecting (Accepting) Avatar Otherness - or Character Creationing'
"dear Mike summer of 10, or summer of love. I just came across a link on the internet when i was looking for the empyre discussion on "denied distances" and it is, indeed, your finished MA thesis "In the company of Strangers" -…"
Aug 2, 2010
Johannes Birringer replied to Mike Baker's discussion 'Respecting (Accepting) Avatar Otherness - or Character Creationing'
"good to hear from you, and of course i am interested in your research plans, please feel free to email me and contact me at Brunel University... regards Johannes,"
Jan 19, 2010
Johannes Birringer replied to Mike Baker's discussion 'Respecting (Accepting) Avatar Otherness - or Character Creationing'
"hallo Mike , good to hear you are getting on with the process (examining yourself), and questions are always good, if we get them. i wonder what you will be doing December 3-13, our lab ensemble will be in Japan to work further on ideas for SL and…"
Nov 16, 2009
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Duet for 4 Extended - In the Company of Strangers

This is my latest dance and video work in Wellington Railway Station with Fiona Baker in Real Life and Todd Cochrane aka Toddles Lightworker in Second Life, representing a further development in exploring the issue of Avatar Companionship. It is an…
Nov 12, 2009
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Remnants - In the Company of Strangers

In this study 'Remnants (Two)' I wanted to investigate the potential of this footage for a more circuitous dialogue. I also wanted to combine if I could, the concept of traces or residue left behind on surfaces, as evidence of our presence in the…
Nov 4, 2009
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not here Reprise 2

If we take the premise that inherent in the process of abstraction is a removal - of information, then this study represents an abstraction of 'Leaving'. This is the onward movement away from the present moment, the catalyst of the Roaming Body…
Oct 1, 2009
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Rolling Triptych

The aim in this dance movement is to move into and inhabit, through movement or activity which one would not normally expect to see or find, spaces which are on the edge or periphery of thoroughfares or our everyday involvement with the city.…
Aug 16, 2009
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Slippage (Re-edit Cutouts)

I am investigating ways to maintain the sense of narrative in the duet while exploring a less linear structure in the composition of the pieces. In both I have fragmented the 'conversation' and begun to make this less literal. Dialogue, like…
Aug 15, 2009
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Jul 25, 2009
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Inscribed Surfaces - In the Company of Strangers

"... the entanglements of beings in technoculture that work through reciprocal inductions to shape companion species." Dr Donna Haraway, 2008, 'When Species Meet' University of Minnesota Press Rollo Kohime and Arya Braveheart in Wellington Railway…
Jul 18, 2009
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Jul 13, 2009
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Shelter - In the Company of Strangers

Rollo Kohime waits in a bus shelter while in his mind`s eye, he watches Mike and Fiona meet, converse and depart in Wellington Railway Station. The engagement reflects disparate moods, converging and dislocated protoconversations ... I am seeking…
Jul 13, 2009
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Jul 7, 2009
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Departed - Inscriptions in Time and Place - Movement 2 - In the Company of Strangers

AUT (NZ) Masters in dance and video. This study is again, in direct collaboration with the composer/musician, Mike Beever, based in Nelson, NZ Aotearoa. Mike composed the sounds specifically for this video footage, giving me a range of short bursts…
Jul 2, 2009

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I live and work in Nelson, NZ Aotearoa. I am currrently a senior lecturer at NMIT in Nelson, on the Arts and Media Degree, tutoring in site-based and site-specific installation/performance/new media, art and design, 3D studies

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SDHS 2009 Conference at Stanford University, California, USA 19 - 22 June

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 3:00am 0 Comments

The 2009 conference of SDHS (Society of Dance History Scholars) Topographies, Site, Bodies, Technologies was held at Stanford University, California, USA this year.

I presented two papers: The first was an individual paper presentation delivered from my Second Life Wellington Railway Station - In the Company of Strangers - Negotiating the parameters of Indeterminacy; a study of the Roaming Body and Departure in Urban Spaces.

The second paper was entitled: The Human… Continue

Indeterminacy and the Roaming Body

Posted on February 14, 2009 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

At the end of 2008 I had the abstract for the following paper accepted for presentation at the intercreate.orgSCANZ Symposium, New Plymouth, NZ Aotearoa 7-8 February 2009.

SCANZ is now an annual fixture on the international map of practitioners in the Arts, Sciences and Literature, so I presented this paper to a diverse audience from Holland, Brazil, France, Germany, the UK, the USA, Australia and NZ Aotearoa. My presentation was comprised of my reading to the symposium audience at… Continue

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At 9:24pm on August 23, 2009, Daniel Alexander Belton said…
Hi Mike, yes I remember you well. Thank you for your comments, and congratulations on the MA. Lovely to be in touch. Best


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