[dance-tech] UKIYO laboratory in London

  • From: "Johannes Birringer" <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 22:24:55 +0100

The Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance and DAP-Lab, 
School of the Arts, Brunel University (West London) 

UKIYO Laboratory

May 2 ? May 8, 2009
Antonin Artaud Building

The UKIYO workhop in dance/performance, design and network technologies 
features artists and researchers from the DAP-Lab and its Japanese 
partner-guests from INETDANCE Japan/Keio University (Tokyo), as well as several 
guest artists including Michael Takeo Magruder, Elegant Child, Keiko Courdy & 
Danielle Wilde  
The project involves collaborative exploration, research and experimentation 
conjoining artistic, technological and scientific disciplines. Based on a 
design libretto for the composition of a choreographic installation ?  "Ukiyo" 
(Moveable World) ?  the workshop develops performance ideas for linking 
physical performance spaces with virtual spaces/Second Life, and a diverse 
range of innovative wearable design and programming concepts, including:

      ?   choreographic movement decomposition
? interactional design, audio processing and polyphonic wearables    
? photographic/videographic image composition for interactional performance
      ?   scenographic concepts for interactional choreography in networked
           virtual environments (telematic and Second Life)
? avatar performance and animation/anime
? programming of mixed reality environments
? analysis of sensory processing, polyphonics,  and multimodal perception 

The workshop takes place every day from 14:oo to 22:oo in the Artaud Studios. 
Interested observers are welcome.  On Friday May 8,  14:oo - 22:oo,  the team 
conducts open rehearsals presenting key principles and organizational methods 
of the workshop. 

The UKIYO project will be conducted in 2009- 2010, resulting in several public 
exhibitions, a second workshop to be held in Tokyo (November 2009) possibly 
featuring a conference ccordinated by  Prof. Miki Wakamatsu and Yukihiko 
Yoshida, and the creation of an online research archive. In 2010 the UKIYO 
installation will tour in Europe and Japan.  

We invite other institutions and art centers to get in touch with us about 
potential residencies and research partnreships.

Antonin Artaud Building, Studio 101,  Science Park off Cleveland Road, next to 
Contact:  Birringer +44  (0)1895 267 343   johannes.birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/dap/ukiyo.html

This project is supported by the PMI2 Connect /British Council Research 
Cooperation Awards and a grant from The Japan Foundation. 


Johannes Birringer,
artistic director, DAP -Lab

Photo (c) Paul Verity Smith / DAP


We're accessible via the Metropolitan line.
This is how you get to campus from Uxbridge Station:


School of Arts located in the Gaskell building (west side of campus, see map):

For the Artaud, see 

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