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
photos by Laura Steiner – performer-deviser Anna Yen – rehearsals and last showing of the work in progress developed during a residency at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art in Brisbane, 22 October 2011
This video is the first ‘camera/tripod’ duet improv that
James Cunningham did.
Yes, got my both knees fixed (torn menisci), and I am on the road again!
I am following Bonemap process to make their new work COVE at KickArts/COCA in Cairns.
I wanted to learn more about Isadora software for which one of the collaborators (Jason Holdsworth) programmed a patch for particles (using Freeframe + a library he found online with Star Trek particles!!!) and in exchange I am documenting. Interesting work, but as usually with projections on black scrims, a nightmare to document! The audient (only 1 person can enter the cove at a time) dives the screen, interacting at several levels: with the projected visuals initiated by Russell Milledge, the surround sound by Steven Campbell and with Rebecca Youdell the performer who takes people on a memory/dream-like journey. To be experienced more than talked about! Below, a making of/behind the scene video.
I also went to a dance meeting organised by Arts Nexus about a Dance strategy developed for Far North Queensland: interesting to see the diversity of people and cultures, always same question about how to connect with the art world and generate audience interest while so remote from capital cities.
I gave 2 presentations of my work to students from James Cook University and listen to a group of them pitching their project.
In October 09, KEDJA Oslo encounter was focusing on Dance and New Media.
TELE-PLATEAUS event this morning 6 Dec 09, at 5am (Oz time) in the context of Cynetart Festival in Dresden. Aim of Tele-Plateaus: to establish a permanent network allowing for direct audiovisual real-time interactions between similarly configured public sites and performance stages across Europe. Tele-Plateaus is composed, controlled and structured by movements of people from different cities. Within these networked stages and sites people from Dresden, Madrid, Norrköping, and Prague (among the first connected cities) can dance and play together. They can simultaneously create pictures, sounds, and light effects by means of their own movements without operating any additional interfaces. The shared virtual hyper-site is based on the generation of data that is available for processing to all computers within a common network. Movement parameters (speed, spatial position, etc.) are captured and digitalised by camera-based motion system and exchanged between computers at distant locations with a technically similar configuration.
DANCETECH was producing the streaming of the event and diffusing interviews about the processes experienced by artists participating at the preparation of the event. (I found some interviews posted afterwards here)
This robot has been made by Gerald Thompson in the context of the Quartet Project initiated and directed by Margie Medlin. Here performer/choreographer Bianca (from Perth) is meeting the robot in a duet, as she is going to work with the platform later next year.
Few pix of plenary session on the lawn next to The Drill Hall. Beautiful place next to the marina. Bert Bonkers projected on lots of surfaces around The Drill with his speakers in backpack and portable projector in hands, with addition of a device allowing him to change the shape of the frame and fit immediately the projection to the space.