Berlin 2014 CCL is over. We thank all the participants for an inspiring week and presenting their results at retune!
A big thank you to our visiting guests who enriched the week: Liz Waterhouse, Marlon Barrios Solano and Howard Katz.
What are Choreographic Coding Labs?
The "Choreographic Coding Lab" (CCL) format offers unique opportunities of exchange and collaboration for digital media ‘code savvy’ artists who have an interest in translating aspects of choreography and dance into digital form and applying choreographic thinking to their own practice. Working with patterns, structures and movement through finding, generating and applying them with results ranging from prototypes for artworks to new plug-ins for working with dance related datasets. CCLs also seek to initiate a sustainable collaborative practice among its participants encouraging ongoing exchange in an artistic research community of individuals.
How are they organised?
Each lab starts out by finding the right set of facilitators, often institutions, and a date and location. Once this is set, a call is sent out asking for applications including some background and a project proposal. These help making sure that the mix of participants and what they bring to the lab is just right. A normal sized lab would be about 25 participants and should run for about 5 days. As there is no fee each lab needs funding which should be secured before the call is made. This funding should go to the people who spend time organising the lab and things that are required.
We consider the CCLs to be an open format and are happy to help you set up your own local CCL.
Who is making the CCLs?
The "Choreographic Coding Lab" format was invented in 2013 as part of the Motion Bank research project of the Forsythe Company. Together with partners like the NODE Forum for Digital Arts we, Motion Bank, will be organising and help organise further CCLs and additionally manage this website to promote the format and the people who joined the CCL network through their participation.
As said it is an open format we would love to see other people / organisations realise their own labs in the future. If that is you, please contact us!
NODE Forum for Digital Arts 2015
NODE Forum for Digital Arts is a co-organiser of our local CCLs and so it is only natural to host a lab at the upcoming NODE15 in Frankfurt end of April 2015. Please sign up for our newsletter to be informed as soon as application opens.
The first ever CCL took place in Frankfurt alongside and was part of the final release of the Motion Bank research project.
CCL 2014 Berlin happened alongside retune conference on September 22nd - 26th. Thanks to support by HZT Berlin and Native Instruments we were able to meet at Uferstudios in Berlin with other movement hackers and practitioners to discuss and work on projects, ideas and challenges.
The week has been enriched by input of members of the Motion Bank research team and network, Liz Waterhouse, Howard Katz and Marlon Barrios Solano. Their contributions were aimed to inspire and provoke with new perspectives and experiences.
The CCL culminated in a presentation at retune.14 conference on Friday 26th.
The participants: Michael Baumann, Till Bovermann, Oliver Connew, Arístides Job García, Ersin Han Ersin, Johannes Helberger & Felipe Sanchez (Kling Klang Klong), Amelie Hinrichsen, Maria Judova, Anton Koch, Markéta Kuttnerová, Alessandra Leone & Hen (StratoFyzika), Mark Matthes, Lea Pischke, Antony Rayzhekov, Marko Ritter, Nick Rothwell, Stavros Skouras, Bela Usabaev, Simon Weckert, Wooguru.