• From: "Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x]" <drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Live Art, Performance Art and New Performance" <LIVEART@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:38:29 +0000



Programmed and Organised by the Goldsmiths Digital Studios.
Supported by the Goldsmiths Graduate School and the Department of Computing.

*Artemis Papageorgiou: Wii/nd Chime*
*Ryan Jordan: Sensory Response Systems*

Date: *15 January 2009*
Location: *Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building*
Time: *18:00 - 20:00

Presentation of Projects (partly) funded by 2 bursaries offered by the event Intimacy: Across Digital and Visceral Performance with Knowledge East. *
**Artemis Papageorgiou: Wii/nd Chime**
Artemis will present Wii/nd Chime, a project developed in the context of a 
hybrid Interactivos? workshop-exhibition held in Eyebeam (New York 2008), 
partly funded by the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths. Artemis will discuss 
the project's collaborative development as an instrument of reminiscence. 
Wii/nd Chime signifies a shift from the physical realm to the virtual and the 
simulated. The sonic languages of both wind chimes and the 8-bit video-game 
sounds are combined into a system of interaction, which invites people to 
discover the potential of this new, hybrid object.

In an attempt to address the issue of the fake entering the realm of the real, 
Artemis turned towards the notion of the simulacrum and the process of 
simulation leading to a reality without reference to real signs (Jean 
Baudrillard, 1994). In Wii/nd Chime the simulation takes places in the faking 
of the appearance and the mechanism of the original wind chime. However, the 
actual medium used (Wii Remote) is being explored in order to reveal its nature 
and history. In that sense, Wii/nd Chime forms a hybrid object, partly faking 
the original object, partly underpinning the medium's history and potential.

ARTEMIS PAPAGEORGIOU is an architect who works in the intersection between urban design and computational media and focuses on building spatial installations. Her professional practice includes suburban/ rural residential design in studios in Athens, Greece and collaboration with METALOCUS magazine in Madrid Spain. Her main interest revolves around landscape (infrastructural, hybrid, transitional) as an active, over-time, re/inter-active ingredient of urban life. Artemis is currently an MFA candidate in Computational Studio Arts, at Goldsmiths Department of Computing, University of London (2008-09). Her work has been presented in exhibitions such as the Double Take (Eyebeam 2008), EASA2007 (Elefsina 2007) and AthensVideoArtFestival (Athens 2006).

**Ryan Jordan: Sensory Response Systems**
Sensory Response Systems is an exploration into audiovisual performance using an array of sensors responsive to physical movements in order to control the audiovisual output in programs such as Pd, SuperCollider, Processing, etc. It also looks at reshaping and replicating the body through the use of fabric, textiles and technology. This work uses DIY hardware to build a new interface for live computer music performance, aiming to turn the performers body and clothes into an instrument allowing them to embody new technologies and computational devices.
RYAN JORDAN is a UK based artist working with home brew interfaces for musical 
expression and DIY hardware. He is concerned with making computer performance, 
which incorporates human physical movements as an essential foundation. Ryan 
also curates several noise, experimental and computer arts events and concerts 
in the UK, such as hac... and noise=noise. He is an active member of London 
based open source collective, OpenLab; and has released music on Bad Sekta, 
Anithematica/CovenH, and AntiGen. Ryan has performed his work in many places 
such as galleries, squats, pub cellars, theatres, the odd town hall, festivals, 
academic institutions and an occasional beach. He is currently living in London 
studying MFA Computational Studio Arts at Goldsmiths..


1. noise=Noise: Mind Body Brain*

Location: Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building
Time: 18:30-21:00

Mind Body Brain is an evening concert exploring noise (music) through research into new interfaces for musical expression and perceptions of noise.

*2. Nick Montfort: Changing the Way Interactive Fiction is Told *
22 January 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

NICK MONTFORT is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. http://nickm.com/me.html

3. Joe Banks: Disinformation - Research, Development, and Experimental Painting*
5 February 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

The Disinformation art project was conceived in 1995 as a strategic extrapolation of the modes of production associated with underground experimental music and electronic noise (considered as a highly specialised, esoteric, and sometimes confrontational form of popular culture) into the territory associated with more conventional forms of visual fine art and "high" culture.

*4. Giorgos Artopoulos & Eduardo Condorcet: The House of Affects Project. 
/Correlating Digitally Distributed Narrative to Adaptable Spaces/

19 February 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

The House of Affects is an interactive audiovisual environment aiming to use several video projections in a dark room.

*5. Arthur Elsenaar: Fundamentals of the Computer-controlled Human Face as a 
Medium for Kinetic Art.*
5 March 2000*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building Time: 18:00 - 20:00 Controlling the human face by a computer instead of the brain can make the face perform in unexpected and often surprising ways.

*6. Derek Holzer: TONEWHEELS: Experiments in Opto-Electronic Synthesis and 
Graphical Sound [TBC]
*19 March 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

TONEWHEELS is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the pioneering 20th Century electronic music instruments such as the Variophone [Evgeny Scholpo (USSR) 1930], the Welte Light-Tone Organ [Edwin Emil Welte (DE) 1936], the ANS Synthesizer [Evgeny Murzin (USSR) 1958], and the Oramics system [Daphne Oram (UK) 1959].

*7. Rachel Armstrong: Bio Feminism: Move Over Darwin
   Respondent: Joanna Zylinska

26 March 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Bio Feminist science promotes the treacherous biology of the cyborg challenging 
notions of aliveness, performing every transgressive act possible within 
autopoietic systems at a molecular level and redefining our view of evolution.

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Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] PhD Art and Computational Technologies Goldsmiths Digital Studios skype: mariax_gr www.cybertheater.org

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