Are you an artist working creatively with code and digital media and you are interested in movement or contemporary dance? Then come join the next Choreographic Coding Lab hosted by Motion Bank, FIBER Festival and De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam on May 6th -11th, 2017.
Choreographic Coding Lab (CCL)
...is an internationally traveling format offering digital media ‘code savvy’ artists the opportunity to translate aspects of choreography and dance into digital form and apply choreographic thinking to their own practice. In a one week interdisciplinary peer-to-peer setting, the participants work on their own projects, share knowledge, find new collaboration partners, discuss ideas and challenges. Previous CCLs have been joined by digital artists, musicians, architects, physicists and dancers, all bringing along a variety of emerging new media tools and setups that can be experimented with and explored for new artistic ideas. Results from the week might range from prototypes for artworks to new plug-ins for working with dance related datasets (see a selection of projects here). CCLs finally seek to initiate a sustainable collaborative practice among its participants encouraging ongoing exchange in an artistic research community of individuals.
Contributions and Working Process
This CCL will be one of a series of laboratories that happen in the framework of FIBER festival and that will allow for opportunities of high-level expert exchange. During the lab, everyone will work on their ideas, exchange and discuss new ideas. Thanks to the collaboration with the international dance platform ICKAmsterdam, the CCL will be enriched by input from selected choreographers who share their practice and pose questions from the perspective of the contemporary dance field. And thanks to the collaboration with ICKAmsterdam we can already announce some contributors: The choreographers Eric Minh Cuong Castaing , Andrea Bozic, Arno Schuitemaker will participate in the lab and give insights into their choreographic work. Suzan Tunca (ICKAmsterdam) will share choreographic thinking input by Emio Greco | P.C. Scholten with the group.
The 8th Choreographic Coding Lab will be part of FIBER festival and take part at the Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam.
The week will be accompanied by Scott deLahunta, Motion Bank co-director, who will share perspectives and experiences from the Motion Bank research.
The CCL will result in an open lab session on its last day. Experts and the interested public will be invited to look behind the scenes, test prototypes and ask questions.
Apply and Join CCL Amsterdam!
Please apply sharing some thoughts on your interest in the lab, the skills and qualifications you will bring as well as some starting points and ideas for working in the lab. Collaborative teams involving coders, choreographers, object, sound and filmmakers interested in the Motion Bank research approach are very much encouraged to apply. Participation in the CCL is free, but a selection will be made to ensure the right balance of participants and what they bring to the lab including specialized software and hardware for working with movement data. The space and basic equipment (projectors and cables) will be provided, any specific equipment needs to be carried by the participants.
The CCL Amsterdam is supported by Goethe Institut Amsterdam.
The CCL series is 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. The datasets and tools used behind the development of the Motion Bank scores will be made available for the CCLs.
FIBER Festival is an international meeting place for lovers and creators of art, music and digital culture. The festival attracts over 50 participating speakers and artists, 2500 visitors and a wide selection of local companies and organizations, who will connect in the city of Amsterdam to create a dense program of audiovisual performances, live/DJ sets, installations, conference talks and labs. FIBER connects with both a local and international audience of young, professional creators and renowned artists who are operating at the frontiers of digital technology, to create or consume immersive and mind-bending experiences.
Through the lens of cutting-edge artistic works, FIBER explores the impact of technology on culture, society and nature. The festival gathers artists, thinkers and an adventurous crowd to experience new narratives that give insight to complex topics like artificial intelligence, bots, digital production techniques, hybrid materials and questions how technology can influence the future.
Contact for further questions and concerns:
Jeanne Charlotte Vogt (ccl @ motionbank.org)