last minute booking::::: ---------- PERFORMANCE ACADEMY is launched at Interaktionslabor August 13-23, 2011 During ten days in August, the international Interaktionslabor in Göttelborn collaborates with XMLab, Donlon Dance Company and Centre de Création Choréographique Luxembourgeois TROIS C-L on creating a new PERFORMANCE ACADEMY, a shared platform of workshop spaces and research facilities for performance-media design, interactional and wearable concepts, and investigations of gestural processes, protocols, and social choreography. With its partners XMLab, Donlon Dance Company and Centre de Création Choréographique Luxembourgeois TROIS C-L, Interaktionslabor shares the sense that the concept of research should be opened up (again), and aims to acknowledge the relevance of experimental treatments of actuality – of forms of collaborative creation – that may take us beyond the perspectives and protocols of (established academic) inquiry as we know it. Which is why we have chosen gesture as focus of the inaugural workshop – gesture as practice that is at once aesthetic, corporeal, and political. The lab will offer a series of parallel modules investigating the relations between choreography and software, sound and motion-design, movement capture and 3d digital/virtual environment navigation, light and projection architecture, dirty electronics and interactive programming. The workshop in August will inaugurate a 12-months series of performance and research events open to individual, collective, and institutional actors especially from the Greater Region (Luxembourg, France, Belgium) but also from the EU and beyond, to facilitate the sharing of approaches, experiences, and reflections. The events are varied, including workshops, hacklabs, and symposia, but will be organized under the common umbrella of the PERFORMANCE ACADEMY. The new academy plans to include exhibitions and concert/installations in an open platform for the exchange of new performance and media work; locations for these events include venues in Saarbrücken and on the coal mine campus in Göttelborn. Performance Academy 1 – August 13-23, 2011 – summer residency enrollment € 400, professional [student concession: € 300] All participants will be accommodated, with meals provided, in the Flöz Guest House, a futuristic motel located right next to the lab facilities and a wellness center. On location in the former Coal Mine Göttelborn & Media Gallery HBK Saarbrücken/Academy of Fine Arts Saar , Germany http://interaktionslabor.de // http://performance.xmlab.org/ Facilitated by Johannes Birringer, in cooperation with Soenke Zehle (XMLab), Marguerite Donlon (Donlon Dance Company), and Bernard Baumgarten (Trois C-L) contact: johannes.birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx or s.zehle@xxxxxxxxx or Deadline for applications: July 15, 2011. Secure last minute spot!