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Laurie Anderson does Network Performance

by on Jun.18, 2013, under Integrated Media, Network Performance, Open Source, Play the Moment, Technology

Laurie Anderson’s new show is a network performance with Ai Wei Wei. Video from the premiere at the Luminato Festival in Toronto.


They are using Skype to connect the live Toronto performers with Ai Wei Wei in Beijing.

Network performance is a growing area and Play the Moment is on the leading edge!

PTM-Facebook-coverI was inspired to start working with network performance by Pauline Oliveros and Chris Chafe. Chris Chafe calls these Telematic performances and has developed a software at CCRMA Lab, Stanford, that works really well. For the techies who read this blog — using Red Hat Linux OS — a communications port can be opened.

In 2010, I visited San Francisco to learn this software, and I was able to open ports on two computers and communicate using the software. This system works really well, but both sides of the performance must have the ability to operate sophisticated technology. That is why my efforts to successfully produce a network performance were not realized until I started using Waterwheel in 2012. My first solo show, Flow Time, led to the development of work for the group, Play the Moment.

It was my vision to have a combined live and networked performance that was realized with the recent Mini Maker Faire show. This was the first time one of the group members was live, playing with the networked stage on a projected screen. Now, I am seeking more of these performance opportunities so internet viewers can join concert goers to enjoy live, improvised media performances.

Now network performance is going mainstream with this show by Laurie Anderson — as mainstream as experimental performance art ever gets — but soon, I believe this will become a widely recognized genre of performance.

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First trip to Europe

by on Jun.05, 2013, under Events, Immersive Environment Instrument, Integrated Media, Media, Technology

It is very exciting for me to be counting down the days until I leave for Amsterdam. I have to get ready for the wireless sensor workshop by purchasing some Arduino parts!

This is my first trip to Europe, so I am very excited and a bit nervous.

Itinerary

June — Amsterdam

Early July — Germany

July 11th — Mons, Belgium for my friend and collaborator Sonia’s show!

No return date set as I have applied for a few events and residencies in Europe that still might come through to extend my stay.

Any helpful tips, please contact me!

 

 

 

 

 

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