[dance-tech] New Thursday Club on 8 May with Camille Baker & Marilene Oliver (Goldsmiths)

  • From: "Maria Chatzichristodoulou" <drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 14:09:18 +0100 (BST)

** NEW THURSDAY CLUB ** NEW THURSDAY CLUB **

Supported by the Goldsmiths GRADUATE SCHOOL and the Goldsmiths DIGITAL
STUDIOS

6pm until 8pm, Seminar Rooms at Ben Pimlott Building (Ground Floor,
right), Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, SE14 6NW

FREE, ALL ARE WELCOME. No booking required.



*8 MAY with CAMILLE BAKER & MARILENE OLIVER
:
MINDTouch
&
Making DICOM Dance ? The Digitised Body as a site for performing
subjectivity*


MINDTouch explores ideas of non-verbal transference, telepathic
collaboration, and the participant as performer, using biofeedback and
mobile phone technology under meta-goals of studying "liveness" within
mobile networked environments.

This project involves creating a mobile networked performance that
utilizes a database of archived of streamed and/or archived video clips
created by video enabled mobile phones, to then be retrieved, streamed and
remixed during a live visuals performance(s). The event or events will
form a performative, collaborative, non-linear narrative montage or
?remix?, that will possibly be streamed back out to anyone?s phone and the
internet, and then archived. These events will be starting in London, UK
in July + October, Vancouver in Aug/Sept, and possibly Perth and Asia next
year.

Participants are considered the performers /collaborators in creating
clips for several live ?mixed? events and a unique performances from the
mobile video archive, to help type of ?collective consciousness?. The
participants invited to participate in the video blogs are asked to
explore their own consciousness, non-verbal emotional / affective senses
and dream states, embodiment, communication, using of mobile media tools
to express themselves non-verbally.

This research explores mobile video/media on phones for their immediacy,
low quality - imperfectness, but spontaneity, at the speed of thought -
with its rewriting, superimposing, and remixing of ideas, flashes and
clashes of images and emotion, layering of meaning and stream of
consciousness and equivalent - or simulation of telepathy and collective,
if chaotic intelligence.

More info on project http://www.smartlab.uk.com/2projects/mindtouch.htm


CAMILLE BAKER is a PHD Candidate at SMARTlab, University of East London,
conducting research on Networked Performance Media, funded by BBC R+D. Her
research interests include: mobile devices, video art, live cinema,
performance/ interactive media, responsive environments & installation,
telematics, new media curating and networked communities.
www.swampgirl67.net


&


Making DICOM Dance: Marilene Oliver?s practice-based research looks at
medical and laser imaging technologies that scan bodies and break them
down to bytes. Oliver examines from an artist?s perspective, the processes
needed to convert flesh to pixel (digital photography), flesh to voxel
(MRI, CT and PET) and flesh to xyz co-ordinates (3D laser scanning).
Oliver will present a selection of artworks made using MRI data (where the
subject of the scans is bespoke) and CT data (where the subject of the
scans are either infamous or anonymous). The presentation will be both
technical and theoretical, concentrating on the performative puppeteering
activity that emerges when working with MRI and CT data.


MARILENE OLIVER is currently a research student in the Fine Art Print
department at the Royal College of Art. Oliver has exhibited widely in the
UK and Europe including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Academy,
Royal Institution, Science Museum (UK). She has had a number of solo shows
in Europe. Oliver was awarded the Royal Academy print prize in 2006 and
the Printmaking Today prize in 2001.  Her work is held in a number of
private collections around the world as well as a number of public
collections such as The Wellcome Trust and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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15 MAY with COLM LALLY & VERINA GFADER
:
Condensation revisited: strategic walking / access to knowledge /
economics of things / conversation pieces

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29 MAY with RICHARD COLSON
:
Linking the Senses

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5 JUNE with ALEX MCLEAN & DAVE GRIFFITHS
:
Live Coding

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THE THURSDAY CLUB is an open forum discussion group for anyone interested
in the theories and practices of cross-disciplinarity, interactivity,
technologies and philosophies of the state-of-the-art in today?s (and
tomorrow?s) cultural landscape(s).

For more information check http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/gds/events.php or
email Maria X at drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx

To find Goldsmiths check http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/find-us/



-- 
Maria Chatzichristodoulou
[aka maria x]
PhD Art & Computational Technologies
Goldsmiths Digital Studios


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