dance-tech.net with the support of its institutional partner Eroktronix is launching the contest "Interfacing Motion with MidiTron Wireless" to support a young active dance/performance artist in his or her initial explorations on interactive multimedia control for live performance of movement. For each of two consecutive 6-month periods,a selected artist will be given a new MidiTron Wireless to be used as an interface in new project… Continue
Convening leading artists, critics and curators, this panel will look at the state of contemporary art engaged with the internet art today. The second in a series of Net Aesthetics 2.0 events, the panelists will explore the newest directions and greatest challenges faced by this expansive field. Panelists include artists Petra Cortright, Jennifer and Kevin Mccoy, Tom Moody, Tim Whidden and Damon… Continue
Added by Jaki Levy on May 29, 2008 at 1:36pm —
This week has been an exciting melange of opportunities blossoming for dance on camera on the internet. This made me think about the article I was asked to write in 2000 about the future of dance films. Will this prediction indeed happen? Below is an excerpt from the article...
"In 2050, when choreographers jetpack to their studios, they will arrive with their warm-up complete, having executed their stretching exercises along the way. The wall-size mirror-- which doubles as a screen… Continue
STEIM is a very important and influential organization with a huge positive impact on the electronic performance field, helping many performing artists to develop alternative ways interface movement and gesture with media outputs. It has developed software, hardware and educational platforms that have allowed hundred of artists from all over the world to experiment with technology with DIY and sustainable approached.
I was able to create… Continue
In my latest post in The Kinetic Interface blog, I write about Wayne McGregor's Random Dance and their explorations into neuroscience and artificial intelligence. The primary focus of this post is on "Entity," which premiered at Sadler's Wells on April 10, 2008. I include video interviews with McGregor and excerpts from Entity.
I'd like to learn about other dance projects that deal with… Continue
here in Brazil (Florianopolis) we did a Performance of Under-score our peace for interactive real time generative software score generator for dance improvisation. It was very well received and new performacens are scheduled in other countries...
At the next Kinetic Cinema on June 2nd, choreographer Kriota Willberg will be presenting a hilarious program of the worst dance films in history. To help her compile her list, she is seeking input from the community. Please comment here with your top picks of the worst dance films, and come out to Kinetic Cinema to see what makes the cut!
1. WHAT, IN YOUR OPINION, IS THE WORST DANCE FILM OF ALL TIME, EVER? It can be a… Continue
Find more videos like this on dance-tech.net I went to the end of residency show at Lemurplex, and Dafna Naphtali presented a piece for the Lemurplex bots also exploring morse code, online poetry generator and Wii controllers. Very cool and nuance composition! I put here almost the whole performance!
Dafna Naphtali is a sound-artist/improviser-composer from an eclectic background of… Continue
There is a lot of great dance film stuff going on this week!
First, you won't want to miss Kinetic Cinema tonight (5/5) curated by downtown dance fav Levi Gonzalez. Levi has brought out a bunch of friends to share cutting edge dance videos and talk about experimentalism in dance and film. Come see new videodances by Melanie Maar, Sarah White, Theo Angell, Yasuko Yokoshi, Hedia Maron, ChameckiLerner, and much more!
Find more videos like this on dance-tech.net Short video of some pieces at the Moma in NYC. It was not allowed!
Emergent Surface by Chuck Hoberman
Technological Dreams Series N.1 by Anthony Dunne and Fiona… Continue
The Surveillance System says Poulson is a physical network of bodies controlling bodies through movement, video, improvisation and sound. "These works exist somewhere between the realms of performance art and dance. They focus on movement as a language of basic human interaction, whether it is through a subtle gesture, a theatrical spectacle, or the placement of a body within a space." says Poulson.
In fact it also represents to many viewers a temporal and iterative dimension to… Continue
I made this preview for kate Weare Company about three weeks ago and they are performing this week in SPLICE at DNA. sharing the program with Deborah Lohse. She got an edge with duets full of raw elegance. They are technically sensual with calculated violence and layered complicity.
I will attend the show this Sunday, This is taste from that informal showing!… Continue