5th Choreographic Coding Lab 15-19 September 2015

At University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Hosted by the Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) at UCLA in partnership with Design Media Arts (DMA) at UCLA

Call for Applications from artists working with code and digital media for the CAP UCLA/DMA @UCLA Choreographic Coding Lab

15-19 September 2015, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA

Application phase ended 26th 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 UCLA team for the 5th 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.

CCL-2 at Uferstudios Berlin - September 2014

The UCLA partners are ideal for the organization of this 5th CCL. CAP UCLA has a unique commitment to the art of performance that includes support for groundbreaking boundary crossing works between the performing arts and other fields. The DMA is world renowned for their comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to media creation that fosters individual exploration and innovative thinking. This will be the first on-campus jointly sponsored project of these two extraordinary programs.

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 CAP UCLA/DMA @UCLA 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 26 June 2015. Participants will arrive and gather on the evening of 14 September for an informal get together, then begin exploration in the lab on 15 September.

Go directly to the application form:

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

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