dear list members:
our lab team is in Tokyo for 10 days , and as we have a public conference scheduled for tomorrow, with participation of Japanese curators, I wanted to share our project with you, in case you are interested,....
Open Meeting: Networked Virtual Performance Envirorments: Japan UKIYO LAB
Date: 9th Dec
14:00 - 18 :00 Symposium / Presentation
19:00 - 21:30 Visual Presentation / Films
Keio University, Mita Campus,
Keio University, Global Security Research Institute, G-Sec Lab
East Building 6F and 7F:
A workshop-symposium on virtual performance aesthetics, choreography, telepresence design and transcultural communications
Prof. Johannes Birringer and DAP Lab members (Brunel University, London)
Prof. Adrian Cheok, Mixed Reality Lab, Keio-NUS CUTE Center (Keio University, Tokyo)
Hironobu Oikawa and after scorpio, Michiko Aoki
Inarra Sarrinen and Ballet Pixelle
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--Program Conference/ Ukiyo Open Meeting--
*Introduction by Presenters
14:00-14:30 (10min two small excepts (10 minutes) and give a short
presentation (10 minutes) like a normal conference talk, with 10
minutes for questions)
Inarra Sarrinen:"Ballet Pixelle Demonstration"
Live Session with Association for Dance Performance Telematics
Yukihiko Yoshida:"Japanese Dance Reseach,
Networked_Virtual_Environment, Ukiyo" (15 min presentation with 5 min
Prof. Johannes Birringer, with with Michèle Danjoux, Doros Polydorou, Paul V Smith, Caroline Wilkins, Oded Ben-Tal and Olu Taiwo:
Research Presentation 1: Designing Mixed Reality Performances:
UKIYO Virtual Performance Environment (Dap Lab)
15:35 - 16:05
Fumi Hirota: "Curating Japanese Media Art and Performing Arts in YCAM"
Maki Ueda: Demonstration
Prof. Adrian Cheok and Mixed Reality Lab Research Presentation:
Designing 3D Virtual Environments, Gaming Environments and Interaction
Design (Keio-NUS CUTE Center (Keio University)/ Mixed Reality Lab, NUS
Yoko Higashino, Demonstration
Satoko Yahagi: Demonstration
Contemporary Choreography, Sound and Interaction Design, Architectures
of Sensation (in relation to interfaces between light, sound, film, 3D
animation and real/virtual space, in cross-cultural networked
collaborations. Questions and Answers
Visual Presentation / Films from Japanese and European artists and designers
18:50 - 19:40
presentation of film by European artists and designers
dans sans joux (DAP Lab)
Hironobu Oikawa: Demonstration
Un Yamada: Demonstration
20:45 - 21:15
Concluding Discussion with the Audience
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In this open symposium, panel members will discuss the possibility of Networked Virtual Environment for choreography with mixed reality design.
Leading Japanese artists and experimenters with interactive and virtual world design will discuss current projects and their aesthetic or scientific visions.
With the environment proposed by Johannes Birringer and DAP-Lab, participants of this research exchange project between Japan and the UK/Europe are producing the choreographic installation "Ukiyo" in 2009-2010. "Ukiyo" is a cross-cultural networked collaboration for the digital live arts of the next generation.
The DAP-Lab company will plan exhibition of the new work in the U.K, Europe, and Tokyo at various media arts and performing arts centers in 2010 with the support of a grant by the Japan Foundation. Ukiyo I, an interactive choreographic installation, had its world premiere, June 1, 2009, Antonin Artaud Centre, Brunel University.
Conceived and directed by Johannes Birringer, the installation UKIYO I, staged in London in June 2009, featured choreography and live sound by an ensemble of dancers and musicians, with fashion design concept and art direction by Michèle Danjoux, photography by Paul Verity Smith; and 3D graphics and interface design by P V Smith & Doros Polydorou and artists from Tokyo (Inetdance Japan) who had participated in the workshops in London; original music and real time synthesis created by Oded Ben-Tal with scenography by Johannes Birringer, and lighting design by Mamen Rivera. "Ukiyo" explores the layers of perceptions in an audiovisual world that constantly shifts and fragments; the audience is invited to move in and around the space which, in its current version features five hanamichi (runways). Dancers perform simultaneous with digital objects in a virtual environment that is projected. The music and visual choreography for "Ukiyo" are designed for real-time interaction to animate the feedback system and generative algorithms through with the virtual space and the performer movements are intertwined.
Project website: http://people.brunel.ac.uk/dap/ukiyo.html
December 3-13, 2009
Networked Virtual Performance Envirorments: Japan UKIYO LAB in residence
with Mixed Reality Lab, Keio University (dir. by. Prof. Adrian Cheok)
In the second phase of the UKIYO project collaboration, the DAP-Lab team (Brunel University) will reside in Tokyo as guests in residence at Mixed Reality Lab, Hiyoshi Campus, Keio University, directed by Professor Adrian Cheok. There the researchers from Japan and Europe will spend several days investigating new approaches to 3d virtual reality and virtual movement design, and exchanging knowledge and methodologies. In the second half of the UKIYO research encounter, Johannes Birringer and his DAP team will meet some of the leading Japanese choreographers and digital artists interested in hybrid performance choreography, and they will work together from 9th to 12th December 2009. An international symposium is hosted by Keio University during this time frame, with an evening program of presentations and films.
Keio-NUS CUTE Center website: www.mixedrealitylab.org & www.cutecenter.org
UKIYO is supported by a PMi2/connect British Council research cooperation award for Knowledge Transfer between the UK and Japan (Keio University), and by Keio-NUS CUTE Center