[dance-tech] Re: architecture of interaction

  • From: "Johannes Birringer" <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 23:15:51 -0000

The launch of
Wednesday 12 December 2007. 7.30-9.30pm at De Veemvloer -- Van Diemenstraat 
410, Amsterdam / The Netherlands
Book launch plus live performance by Oorbeek.

Please join us to celebrate the launch of the "Architecture of
Interaction" book at the Veemvloer, Amsterdam. For artists who participated in 
this project there will also be the opportunity to pick up a free copy of the 

The interest in and the use of interactive methodologies continue to grow among 
artists, curators and art institutions and funding bodies. Yet every artistic
discipline and even each independent artist uses their own individual language 
to describe interactive works.
There is currently no common feature to these languages. "An Architecture of 
Interaction" is a project realised by a core group of six artists and theorists 
who have set out to develop a communicatory toolbox that can be used to talk 
about and compare the processes, meanings and effects of interactive work, 
especially the stages of interactive work where no outcomes or precise outlines 
can be defined a priori.

"An Architecture of Interaction" arose from a desire to connect vocabularies, 
to develop a more sophisticated discourse and to share the eclectic and hidden 
and processes involved in interactive works in disciplines ranging from 
theater, performance, music, dance, film and the visual arts to new media. The 
main goal is to make interactive working methods more tangible. It is 
ostensibly a discussion document for artists from very different backgrounds, 
but is also a resourceful insight into the tricky zones of interactivity for 
those with a personal and/or professional interest in interactive work such as 
critics, curators, commissioners and audiences.We think of interactive working 
methods as a meta-discipline, that is to say, interactivity as a field that 
informs other disciplines. Interactive working methods can be applied to any 
artistic discipline. For us, the important element is that interactive methods 
have qualities that are concerned solely with interaction and can be considered 
outside the framed discourses of specific disciplines.

This book has been made by makers for makers. It covers six important elements 
to consider when making an interactive work. The book's main authors are the 
artists Anna Best, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Nikolaus Gansterer, Lino Hellings, Mine 
Kaylan and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer. Coordinated by Wietske Maas.

Co-authors are all those who took part in
the Architecture of Interaction discussions and communications:
Alessio Antoniolli / Teike Asselbergs / Anthony Auerbach / Emer Beamer /
Johannes Birringer / Jeroen Boomgaard / Marjolijn Boterenbrood/ Katie
Boucher / Jason Bowman / Neil Chapman / Marco Cops / Esther Deens / Daniel 
Devlin / Onno Dirker / Lucia Farinati / Wapke Feenstra / Eva Fotiadi / Ella 
Gibbs /
Menno Grootveld / Robin van t'Haar / Erik Hagoort / Janet Hand /
Jeanne van Heeswijk / Arne Hendriks / Charlie Henry / Mel Hewitt and
Andy Jordan / Lina Issa / Karen Janody / Yvonne Jansen / Justin Kenrick / Maria
Kheirkhah / Jouke Kleerebezem / Katrin Korfman / Josia Krysa / Stefan Kueppers 
/ Karen Lancel / Dees Linders / Rudy Luijters / Janice Mclaren / Anna 
Mendelssohn / Esther Polak / Emily Pringle / Nina Rave / Jellichje Reijnders / 
Willem de Ridder/ Paula Roush / Benjamin Sadler / Rebecca Sakoun / Anke Schäfer 
/ Marjolein Schaap / Deborah Smith / Robert Steijn / Judith Stewart / Axel 
Stockburger / Marion Taenkle / Elias Tieleman / Nienke Terpsma / Raoul Teulings 
/ Ronald van Tienhoven / Saliou Traore / Sarah Turner / Leanne Turvey / Radek 
Vana / Marcus Verhagen / Monique Verhoeckx / Christel Vesters / Axel Vogelsang 
/Simon Wallis / Jonathan Watkins / Cecilia Wee / Jeroen
Werner / Stephen Willats / Katarina Zdjelar / Merav Yerushalmy / Sylvie Zijlmans
/ Inga Zimprich...

Graphic design: Nienke Terpsma
ISBN: 978-90-9022039-0
Financial support for this project and publication
was provided by Mondriaan Foundation and The
Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and
Architecture (Fonds BKVB)
This publication is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-
Noncommercial 2.5 License.

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