4th Choreographic Coding Lab – 27-31 August 2015

At ITP / New York University (NYU), Tisch School of the Arts

Co-sponsored by IDM/NYU-Engineering.

Call for applications from artists working with code and digital media for the 4th Choreographic Coding Lab at ITP/ NYU-Tisch.

27th – 31th August 2015, NYU, New York City, NY, USA

Application phase ended 15th June 2015.

Are you an artist working creatively with code and digital media with an interest in movement? Then come join Motion Bank and the team ITP/ NYU-Tisch for the 4th Choreographic Coding Lab where movement hackers and practitioners will be gathering to discuss and work on projects, ideas and challenges in a peer-to-peer setting.

CCL #3 - Melbourne at Deakin Motion.Lab, 2015 from participant Philip Boltt

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. This format supports working with patterns in movement scores and structures through finding, generating and applying them with results ranging from prototypes for artworks to new plug-ins for working with dance related datasets. The CCLs also seek to support a sustainable collaborative practice among its participants encouraging ongoing exchange in a growing artistic research community.

CCLs are an outcome of Motion Bank, a four-year research project of The Forsythe Company focused on the creation of digital dance scores with guest choreographers. This research involved the study, documentation and analysis of unique choreographic approaches, and the datasets and tools used behind the development of the Motion Bank scores will be made available for the CCLs including an installation of Piecemeta / Piecemaker2. These systems hold and serve the data from Motion Bank and previous CCL recordings.

With their reputation for fostering curiosity, supporting agile 'light weight' design research and forging collaborative working pathways between disciplines, ITP/ NYU-Tisch is an ideal host for the organisation of the CCL. The week will be enriched by interactions with experienced local choreographers and members of the Motion Bank research team. The organizers of the CCL will facilitate internal exchanges, documentation and open-door moments. The ITP/ NYU-Tisch space and equipment will be freely provided.

Pathfinder tool from CCL #1 participant Christian Loclair (princemio)

There is no fee (or payment) for participation, but applicants are asked to propose starting points and ideas. Collaborative teams involving coders, choreographers, object, sound and filmmakers interested in the Motion Bank research are encouraged to apply. A selection will be made to ensure the right balance of participants and what they bring to the lab. The application deadline is 15 June 2015. Participants will arrive and gather on the evening of 26 August for an informal get together, then begin exploration in the lab on 27 August.

Go directly to the application form:

Contact with questions about the ITP/ NYU-Tisch facilities:
Mimi Yin (mimi.yin@nyu.edu)

Contact with general questions about participation:
Florian Jenett (ccl@motionbank.org)

With the support of the Processing Foundation, VVVV, CreativeApplications.net and NODE - Forum for Digital Arts

This event is made possible in part with support from the Dean's Office and the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research.