Waterwheel

12 July - 15 July 2011
Waterwheel
Web-performance, telepresence & real time media mixing laboratory

iMAL hosts Suzon Fuks for a web-performance, telepresence & real time media mixing laboratory exploring and testing the new online venue the TAP, which is part of the WATERWHEEL project revolving about water as a topic and metaphor.

- As well as our own bodies, the tools that we will use are: webcams, media palettes, realtime drawing tool, type chat, projections

- Explorations: scores/parameters/mini-scripts on the theme of water, interaction between webcams & body movements/voice & media, mixing & layering media (also with webcams), interaction text/voice/sound/chat,
interaction online/onsite spaces with or without projections

Documentation of previous laboratories on the blog:
http://blog.water-wheel.net
http://water-wheel.net

Aims

- exploring & testing TAP - as a new online platform in development: what works, what doesn't, what can be improved, wish list.
- make your own performances/presentations on the TAP
- meeting future possible collaborators
- possible participation to various events (launch on 22 August, installation performance Oct & Dec, water science symposium, etc...to be discussed at the lab)

Participants profile

Open-minded, interested by collaboration across disciplines (in arts, sciences, activism, environmentalism, education), curious to experiment and share skills

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Pre-requisite

There is no particular computer skill necessary for the workshop, however it could be useful to have some knowledge of these applications: photoshop, flash, video & sound editing.  Video mapping, Processing, Isadora, Max-Msp, PD, electronics,...might be useful for further development.

Practically

Bring your laptop, in-built or/and external webcam, headset, media related to water (stills, videos, flash animations, sound & music files, text, spreadsheets).  Be ready to move in comfortable clothes. Data projectors and other audio-visual equipment will be provided by iMAL.

About Suzon Fuks

Suzon Fuks is a media artist, choreographer and director exploring the integration and interaction of dance & moving image through performance, screen, installation & online work.  She is currently an Australia Council
for the Arts Fellowship recipient.
http://suzonfuks.net

Media Gallery

© Suzon Fuks

Credits

This project is initiated by Suzon Fuks as part of a Fellowship assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; in collaboration with IGNEOUS and INKAHOOTS, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ausdance Queensland & Youth Arts Queensland. Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Artists collaborating so far on the project are from NZ, Australia, Indonesia, India, Serbia, Germany, France, Holland, UK, Canada & USA.