The Light Room: work of Company in space (Hellen Sky)
Work of Josephine Dorado
Work of Mark Meadows
Work of Nancy Mauro-Flude
The integration of technical expertise, aesthetic choice and socio-cultural point-of-view from practitioners in the arts is vital to our approach in enabling collaborative culture through digital innovation and knowledge discovery. The artists we support in the Connected! Programme share similar interests and expertise that enhances our vision of digitally enabled performative and installation arts practice.
Hellen Sky (Australia)
Hellen Sky will be the last artist in residence within the Connected! programme. Hellen Sky is co director of Company in Space (Melbourne, Australia), and a current fellow of the Australia Council Dance Fund. Her practice has evolved through performance: movement, text, and image making extended through new technologies.
In January 2005 Hellen Sky will work with Michelle Terran to integrate the use of Keyworx software to effect in realtime the media of voice, camera, projection and interconnectivity as a development to extend these performed papers (liquid papers).
Beth Coleman (USA)
A research project on the relationship between new media and representations of the self and national identity in contemporary Dutch culture. The course of research takes place over nine months in three distinct urban/academic centers of the Netherlands: Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Rotterdam. The study addresses various communities in the Netherlands in their use of new media as an aesthetic tool for self-representation.
The artist in residency is supported by the Rockefeller foundation.
October – November 2003
Josephine Dorado is a multimedia artist, performer, and writer. In her work, she strives to extend the performance environment by integrating technology, often utilizing elements of video, audio, choreography, spoken word, sensor-driven synthesis, or networked collaboration.
A series of networked performances will be presented: firstly, between de Waag, the New School University and New York University (New York, New York), InterCollege (Nicosia, Cyprus), and Sibelius Academy's Center for Music and Technology (Helsinki, Finland); and secondly, between de Waag and ADaPT (Association for Dance Performance Telematics) -- including Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona), Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, UK), and Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan). Research in improvisational methodologies will also be explored, resulting in a set of improvisational structures for multimedia performance.
The artist in residency is made possible by a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation.
Mark Meadows (USA)
July – September 2003
Artist and writer Mark Meadows will investigate interactive narrative through AI agents and alternative interfacing. The installation concept weaves artificial intelligence, real-time 3D, ubiquitous computing, and an interactive narrative into a single theatric presentation: the St. Elmo project.
Nancy Mauro Flude (AUS)
February – August 2003
Nancy Mauro combines performance art and virtual media, such as dance and KeyWorx, to transform raw material for contemporary modes of understanding in the Sister O Project. Using software in performance means the basic elements of the theatre are questioned.
The artist in residency is supported by the Australian Council.
January – July 2003
In her performances and installations the Canadian artist Michelle Teran addresses issues such as social networks, intimacy over distance, presence and the interplay between spaces. She uses video from webcams, streams, wireless cameras in live situations and likes to work with everyday ephemeral materials and public spaces. She has been involved in several networked collaborative projects and has also facilitated several international temporary lab spaces and live connected events. Teran's work and research and development during her residency is documented in the Archive.
The artist in residency of Michelle Teran is supported by the Canada Council.
STEIM KeyWorx/SensorLab 2003
Stichting STEIM, Amsterdam and Waag Society co-curate an atelier on the premises of STEIM that facilitates artists interested in experimenting with sensor driven input and out devices over networks. The atelier has an ADSL connection; G4 computer, sound system and STEIM designed SensorLab microcontroller for use with a variety of sensors and devices. In 2001-2002 Stichting STEIM and Waag Society provided artist residencies for: