What an amazing time Jill Greenhalgh and I had, continuing our research on ‘The Book of Space’ in the context of Transit Festival at Odin Theatre last June.
Amazing also as accomplished and extraordinary performers from Brazil, India, Japan, Germany, Mexico and Spain, joined us: Jana Korb, Joelma Pereira, Keiin Yoshimura, Luciana Martuchelli, Maria Cantero, Parvathy Baul, Tina Louise Andrighetti, and Violeta Luna.
I will update with notes taken during my 3-weeks stay in Wales, collaborating with Jill Greenhalgh on ‘The Book of Space’.
As we are continuing a R&D with Ian Winters – see previous post,
he will be visiting from San Francisco to present our research at ISEA 2013
and give Isadora workshops.
#1. Isadora Intensive
Tuesday 4 June – Thursday 6 June, 9am-1pm, $150/$120 – Ausdance Qld regional artist special offer, avail. on enquiry
a 3-morning workshop intensive in using Isadora & digital media (video, sound, light) for performance and installation.
#2. Introduction to Isadora
Tuesday June 4, 6-8.30pm, $50/$40
a 2.5hr evening basic introduction to Isadora software.
To reserve a place in either workshop, payment in full must be received by Monday May 27.
Booking enquiries: Ann McLean-Ausdance Qld 3852 3655 & James Cunningham 0407 437 351
Bookings link: http://www.trybooking.com/50274
Venue: SYC Studios, 37 Manilla St, East Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4169
#1 – ISADORA INTENSIVE – Tuesday 4 June – Thursday 6 June, 9am-1pm, $150/$120
– Ausdance bursary for regional artists.
for artists, performers, choreographers, designers, directors & musicians interested in integrating live/recorded video, light, sound, and motion/sensor driven interaction into their work. Focused on the hands-on use of Isadora as a tool for integrating a wide array of digital media, visuals, sound, and data for live performance, installation and sound-based projects, participants will learn the essential basics of working with video, still imagery, live & recorded sound, & simple interactive controls such as motion, sensor, & sound triggering of events. Given time / interest we may also look at use of the kinect and cell phones as controllers.
Compositional ideas behind the workshop: While we’ll be focused on technical aspects of working with Isadora, a few questions / thoughts from longer compositional workshops always inflect my teaching: How long is now? What does it mean to listen to a site? What happens when the now of performance is extended through image, sound, light, and repetition/amplification/
Participant background: No specific knowledge of Isadora, video or programming is required. However a working background or practice in performance, visual/media art or sound as well as good basic computer skills is assumed.
Equipment Provided: All students will receive a short-term workshop license of Isadora (courtesy of TroikaTronix). 2 shared projectors, various sensors and a live camera will be available for shared use.
Equipment Required : laptop capable of running Isadora.
Suggested: video camera, and any midi controllers, sensors, microphones, projectors, lights etc. you want to play with.
NOTE: It’s strongly encouraged to review TroikaTronix’s youtube tutorials and work with the demo prior to the workshop.
#2 – INTRODUCTION TO ISADORA – Tuesday June 4, 6-8.30pm, $50/$40
covers the essential basics of working with this very popular and powerful software tool developed by Mark Coniglio as a tool to integrate media, sound and interactivity into live physical performance. This workshop is targeted at artists, dancers, choreographers, directors etc. with no prior knowledge of video or live/interactive design software but with a desire to the basics of how to practically use this tool in your work. Time-limited workshop licenses of Isadora will be provided.
ABOUT ISADORA: Created by composer and media-artist, Mark Coniglio, Isadora was initially developed to realize the performances of Troika Ranch, the pioneering media intensive dance company he co-founded. Isadora reflects over 20 years of practical experience with real-time live performance and media interactivity. A robust set of tools inspire the advanced designer to realize cutting-edge ideas. Notable features include the ability to composite numerous layers of video, a host of video effects possibilities, the ability to output to as many as six separate video projectors, and a powerful offering of input and output protocols. The latter (which includes OSC, MIDI, Serial, TCP/IP, and HID/game controller devices) are essential for works that require real-time sensory input or when you need to control an external device.
For more information see the Troikatronix site
ABOUT IAN WINTERS, he is a Bay Area based video/media artist, photographer and occasional performer working at the intersections of performance, architectural form, and time-based media. In addition to individual work he often collaborates with composers, directors, and choreographers to create both staged and open-ended media environments through performance, visual and acoustic media. Winters trained in photography, video/film and performance at SMFA-Boston and Tufts University, and post-graduate training in architecture and live performance.
In addition he teaches workshops in interactive video / sound, and has been a visiting artist / conference presenter in media & performance at many institutions including USF, SF State, MIT, Mass Art, LSU, Amherst, Duke, Sussex & Brunel. Recent awards include being a 2013 ISEA-Sydney presenter (as part of the Waterwheel project), a 2012 Leonardo LAZER presenter, the 2012 LAD prize for video design, 2012-3 Isadora Duncan Award nominations for best visual design, 2013 residencies at Djerassi & Earthdance, and a 2013-2015 NEXMAP collective artist.
Recent collaborators and media projects include projects with Francis Ford Coppola (designing the custom Isadora playback system for his recent film, TWIXT), Robert Moses Kin, ODC Dance, Alice Arts, Pamela Z, Evelyn Ficarra, paige starling sorvillo,/blindsight, Sara Kraft, Mary Armentrout Dance Theater, and others. Recent work screenings, performances and video / media design projects include venues such as London City University, the Port of Oakland, The Luggage Store, Sergei Kuryokhin Modern Art Center, Moscow Conservatory Electro-acoustic Center, I-Park Artist’s Enclave, Journées de l’électroacoustique, Paris, YBCA, ODC, Z-Space/Theater Artaud, The Asian Art Museum SF, The Kitchen, POTO Arts Festival, EMPAC, MIT New Media Center, Mass art, London Cutting Edge Festival, Oxford & Corsham music festivals, Moving Baltic Sea Festival and OPEN Cinema Festival in St. Petersburg, CounterPULSE, CNMAT, Highways, The Parkway Theaters, Hertz Hall at UC Berkeley, LA Freewaves festival, 21 Grand, Dance Mission and more. Ian’s website
WATERWHEEL INSTALLATION PERFORMANCE – December 2011 – work-in-progress showing with an on site audience
SHADOWS XXX – game-performance for SOLSTICE, June 2012
FACE THE FACTS – performance for Waterwheel First Birthday, August 2012
You are invited to be part of this adventure – work in progress showings – It is about water: how much do you care about it? how will you share it? We are constructing an installation performance using Waterwheel
WHERE: – online on http://water-wheel.net/taps/dock/110
– on site in Brisbane at the Judith Wright Centre – shopfront (residency)
we suggest you come at least 15 minutes before, you open your browser, and click or copy & paste this link: http://water-wheel.net/taps/dock/110 – In the right upper corner, there will be a white rectangle – click on ENTER
Brisbane crew: Suzon Fuks (project initiator), Anna Yen (performer), Rozina Suliman (set designer), Nathen Street (interactive system designer), James Cunningham (external eye & go between), Felicity Organ-Moore (light & production), Laura Steiner (AV assistant/documenter), Doug Leonard (dramaturg), and Will Davies (IT)
Online crew: Maartje Belmer (NL) (choreography, project assistant), Kaz L Gibbs (AUS), Hedva Eltanani (UK), Katarina DJ Uroševi? (Serbia), Amin Hammami (Tunisia) (soundscape)
There will be feedback session after each showing. Looking forward to meeting you on the TAP!