Highlights: CPR- Center for Performance Research Fall 2009 (NYC)

DANCE / MULTI-MEDIA PERFORMANCE / INTERNET
Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited
#2 – www.google.com
Ursula Endlicher
Saturday, October 3 -8pm -$10

With google.com Ursula Endlicher closes her ten-part circle of “Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited”. This live performance series, which utilizes Web Code as choreography, will include dancers, performers, the audience, and the artist – right on stage.

The source code of google.com – its HTML tags – are interpreted live on stage into new dance movements, which are immediately translated into text-based descriptions and then stored online into the html-movement-library. This information is reused on stage as new instruction material. As the data performance progresses, more html-movements are developed, stored and altered by the participants. The user (=the audience) takes an active role in the performance.

Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited

Endlicher’s piece takes place at the intersection of the organic and the inorganic, human and machine. –Alexandra Boutros, Furtherfield

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PANEL: The Performance, Media & Technology Initiative:
Performance and Immersion
Saturday, October 25 — 12-5pm — FREE

In conjunction with the opening of Kurt Hentschlager’s New York City premiere of ZEE, a fog, stroboscopic, and sound installation, CPR and PMT will sponsor the initiative’s first panel on Performance and Immersion.

Participants include: Kevin Cunningham (Director, 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group), Kurt Hentschlager (Artist, Austria/US), Kora Van den Bulcke and Thomas Soetens (Workspace Unlimited, Artist Collective Belgium/Canada), Allen Feldman (Associate Professor, Anthropology, NYU).

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Kevin Cunningham is the Executive Artistic Director of 3-Legged Dog, a performance company he founded in 1994. He has directed over 17 of 3-Legged Dog’s productions.

Kurt Hentschlager creates performances and environments that grapple with notions of the sublime. Trained as fine artist, he began to exhibit his work in 1983, building surreal machineobjects, and then video works, computer animation and sound. Between 1992 and 2003 he worked collaboratively as a part of the duo Granular-Synthesis.

Kora Van den Bulke and Thomas Soetens founded Workspace Unlimited in 2002. Working together with a large team of collaborators, Van den Bulcke and Soetens explore the creative potential of multiplayer game technology in relation to digital art architecture, and performance. The collective focuses mainly on immersive environments, experience design, hybrid space, information architecture and networks. Their main project, Virtual World of Art (VWA), is a series of networked virtual environments connected to different new media centers in Europe and North America: the Society for Art & Technology in Montreal, the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam and the Vooruit Kunstencentrum in Ghent.

Allen Feldman is a political/medical anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic field research in Northern Ireland, South Africa and with the homeless in New York City. He has taught at Central European University– Budapest, Institute of Humanities Studies– Ljubljana, and the Department of Performance Studies, NYU. His interests include visual culture and violence, the political anthropology of the body and the senses, and the archeology of media and technology. Feldman is the author of the critically acclaimed book Formations of Violence: the Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland, now in its third printing.
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PANEL: The Performance, Media & Technology Initiative:
Inside and Outside the Institution: Curating, Producing, Presenting
Sunday, November 15 — 1:30-3:30pm — FREE

A panel discussion addressing the convergence of new media, performance, and technology with Christiane Paul (Curator, The Whitney), Kathleen Ford (Curator, Time Based Art, EMPAC).

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Christiane Paul is the Director of the Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Prof. of Media Studies at The New School, NY, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She also is the director of Intelligent Agent, a service organization dedicated to digital art. She has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology. An expanded new edition of her book Digital Art (Thames& Hudson, UK, 2003) was published in spring 2008 and her edited anthology New Media in the White Cube and Beyond – Curatorial Models for Digital Art was published by UC Press in December 2008.

Kathleen Forde is the Curator for Time-Based Arts at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY. Prior to her current position at EMPAC Forde held various positions in the field of new media and contemporary art including the Curatorial Director for Live Arts and New Media at the Goethe Forum in Berlin, Germany (2002 – 2004) and Assistant Curator for Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1999 – 2002).

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