Interactive media is a very powerful tool for the performative practice. Technology and theatre have always worked hand in hand, but by integrating technology in costumes and scenography it is possible to create a new performative vocabulary.
Scenography and costumes are very often seen like supporting material for a given performance. But when these theatrical ingredients become interactive they get the potential to become crucial actors or even protagonist in a performance.
The proposed workshop will explore how the technology arising from our contemporary societies can become fruitful tools for renewed interpretations of more traditional performances. This way there will be focus on how tangible media, craft and traditional and local performance procedures can enhance and enrich each other. We will explore how sensor technologies, networked communication systems and reactive materials can offer new creative perspectives to ageless forms of sensual and meditative expressions that is so deeply rooted in performance culture.
The objective of the workshop is to work with the notion of interactive art, tangible media and physical computing into the realization of a Performance which finds its root in the history of performance.
The approach will be creative, poetic, philosophical and aesthetic in order to create thoughtfulness, contemplation, playfulness or joy for a potential audience.
Our intention is to inspire participants to work with their cultural identity and local history of art, performance, dance and theatre and thereby combine tradition and modernity, the local and the global and art and technology.
• The workshop will be conducted as a mix of inspiration classes, concept development and hands-on.
• Participants will work in creative teams.
• At the end of the workshop, the participants are expected to demonstrate the potentials of their innovative performative solutions trough internal presentation and demonstration.
• After the workshop the participants can continue their investigation with their own design kits if they wish to purchase one.
To create a performance with interactive costumes and/or scenography
Concepts and eventually live performance