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My name is Marlon Barrios Solano, I am an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, speaker, consultant, online curator and educator based in USA and Germany.
Currently, I am a guest lecturer and associated researcher at the Inter-university for Dance in Berlin,Germany( HZT Berlin ).
My work investigates and intersects the following intersecting topics:
1.-Models of mind-body relationship, embodied cognition and computation in contemporary dance practices; buddhist psychology, mindfulness, meditation and contemplative movement practices; cybernetics, new biology, complex systems and self-organization; somatics and digital technology.
2.-Dance and new media; digital resources for choreographic and embodied knowledge; contemporary choreographic practices/knowledge.
3.-The affordances of networked/mobile environments for collaborative knowledge production within art and educational contexts; art within mobile augmented reality environments.
4.-Embodied practices, art, digital humanities, post-humanist performances and cognitive innovation.
5.-New media production and curatorial strategies within networked environments.
I am the creator/producer of the following projects:
dance-tech.net (this social networking site)
My bio (in third person):
Marlon Barrios Solano is a Venezuelan artist, researcher, consultant, educator, on-line producer/curator, video broadcaster and vlogger based between in USA and Germany.
With a hybrid background on cognitive science, dance improvisation and new media arts he researches and explores the mind-body processes and network technologies as participatory systems and collaborative spaces within cultural production, education and healing/transformational environments.
He researches the affordances of the new internet for the development of open and collaborative models of knowledge production and distribution among trans-local artistic communities and organizational contexts.
He is the creator/producer/curator of dance-techTV, a collaborative internet video channel dedicated to innovation and experimental performing arts and its social network dance-tech.net. He has also conceived and developed the on-line co-learning lab meta-academy.
Since 2008, he has produced and published more than 400 online video interviews known as the "dance-tech interviews and views."
He has lectured and led courses/workshops at many international conferences, educational centers and artistic venues such as ImpulsTanz 2012 (Austria), Geneva Sessions and HEAD (Switzerland), EXTRA 09, 10, 11 (France), Festival Panorama 09, 11, 12 (Brazil), Itau Cultural Rumos (Brazil), Masters in Performance and Visual Culture (Spain), Media Lab Prado (Spain), CitiLab (Barcelona), Mov-s 2010-2012 (Spain), APAP 2011 (USA), ACCAD The Advanced Computer Center for Arts and Design (USA), School of Arts, Media + Engineering in Arizona State University (USA) and the Digital Arts and Humanities at The Ohio State University (USA), Tufts University among many others.
He has consulted, led and developed projects for several international art organizations such as ImPulsTanz/DanceWEB (Austria), Tanz Im August (Germany), The South American Network of Dance (Brazil/Uruguay), Urdimbre (Colombia), Gilles Jobin Company (Switzerland), Live Arts Development Agency LADA (UK) , Damsens Hus (Sweden), Barnard College (USA) .
As a professional dancer in New York City, he performed nationally and internationally with Susan Marshal and Dancers (1997-2000), Lynn Shapiro Dance Company (1995-1998), and with the choreographers Merian Soto, Dean Moos, Bill Young, among others. He also performed with the musicians John Zorn, Philip Glass and Eric Friedlander. Under Unstablelandscape (2003-07), he performed and researched improvisational performances within digital real-time environments performing in the US and Europe.
He holds an MFA in Dance and Technology 2004 (real-time digital technology, performance of improvisation and embodied cognition) from The Ohio State University, USA.
He has been a meditation practitioner since 1996. Since 2009, he mainly practices meditation techniques presented and developed within the vipassana tradition at Insight Meditation Society|Barre Center of Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts (USA), Beatenberg Meditation Center (Switzerland) and he is currently participating in the Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California (USA) under the mentoring of Stephen Batchelor. He has studied under Enkio O'Hara (Village Zendo, NYC) and Annie Nugent, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Greg Scharf, Chas DiCapua, among many others. Since 2013, he offers online consultation and coaching on meditation and mindfulness practices and leads short retreats.
His research interests can be parceled as follows:
Inquiries or just to say hello email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I Dream Of Wires is an independent documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer - exploring the dreams and obsessions of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this fascinating, esoteric electronic music machine. Over 100 inventors, musicians and enthusiasts are interviewed about their relationship with the modular synthesizer - for many, it’s an all-consuming passion.
Through tracing the history of the modular synthesizer, I Dream Of Wires also outlines the history of electronic music as a whole, from its very beginnings at the dawn of the electric age. The film provides a fascinating look at how technology has shaped the electronic music landscape. Today, the modular synthesizer is no longer an esoteric curiosity or even a mere music instrument - it is an essential tool for radical new sounds and a bona fide subculture.
- Legendary electronic musicians: Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Morton Subotnick, Gary Numan, Vince Clarke (Erasure).
- Contemporary dance & electronica artists: Carl Craig, James Holden, Legowelt.
- Synthesizer manufacturers: Doepfer, Modcan, Make Noise.
"A feast for the ears." --MusicFilmWeb (UK)
"10 out of 10...Excellent!" --Music Tech Magazine (UK)
"With its excellent narration and top-notch interviews with pioneers and popularizers like Morton Subotnick, Gary Numan, and Trent Reznor, 'I Dream of Wires' gives us a glimpse into the mind of electronically-minded musicians and their often revolutionary perspectives on music, technology, and human ingenuity." --DigBoston Weekly
Exploring choreographic knowledge in networked environments
an online lab led by Marlon Barrios Solano (HZT-Berlin researcher associate and dance-tech.net and .TV creator) and Rachel Boggia (Bates College, USA)
This online collaborative lab is offered as a pilot to students from all HZT-Berlin-| UDK programs and is also open to worldwide…Continue
Live and create this Autumn in the beautiful Lake Studios Berlin.
dance-tech artist in residency in Berlin offers to international interdisciplinary movement and media artists the possibility to live and make art in a peaceful artist run working, living and performance space in Berlin, Germany.
The artists will enjoy the Lake Studios Berlin, a unique living and creative working space with fast connection into the exciting…Continue