Harvey Moon

New media artist Harvey Moon is a creator of tools and machines. He works with emerging technologies finding new and creative ways of connecting people to the world around us. Using electronics, mechanics and software the works straddle mediums while opening new insights into our connection to art and technology. He received his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

http://www.harveymoon.com/

D-brane is the story of a creation outgrowing its creator. The performance is the culmination of dance, real time projection mapping and live audio synthesis. A software system was built specifically for this project allowing the dancer to have direct gestural interactions with the visuals and audio in real time. The dancer wears a tracking device and interacts with a suspended dodecahedron. The dodecahedron is also tracked and projected as it moves. An analog patch based audio synthesis sonifies the motions of the dancer using the live tracking data. HTC Vive tracking is used for motion tracking. All real time graphics, tracking and projection is done in Touchdesigner.

Credits:

Performer: Kathryn Florez fullstopdance.weebly.com/
Director: Harvey Moon HarveyMoon.com
Story and Art Direction: Qianqian Ye qianqian-ye.com/
Sound Artist: Cullen Miller pointlinesurface.com/
Technical Support: Colin Parsons robot.yoga/

Video Production:
Cinematographer: Andy Hoffman andyjhoffman.com
Editor/ Assistant Director: Ian Colon iancolon.com/

Equipment and space – Obscura Digital

Chris Milk

Chris Milk is an American entrepreneur, innovator, director, photographer, and immersive artist.

http://milk.co/vr

Milks’ 2012 project, The Treachery of Sanctuary, is a giant triptych that takes viewers through three stages of flight through the use of Kinect controllers and infrared sensors. Milks’ 2012 project, The Treachery of Sanctuary,

Chris Fraser 2

Keywords

Light Art, Chance, Visual Perception, Site-Specific Art, Installation

Time, Line, Form, Color, Light as Subject, Linear Forms

Open Form, Mixed-Media, Contemporary Conceptualism

Performance Art, Focus on Materials, Geometric, Film/Video

“My light installations use the camera obscura as a point of departure. They are immersive optical environments, idealized spaces with discreet openings. In translating the outside world into moving fields of light and color, the projections make an argument for an unfixed notion of sight.”

http://www.chrisfraserstudio.com/

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience. 

https://www.olafureliasson.net/

Olafur Eliasson developed the visual concept for the contemporary ballet Tree of Codes, choreographed by Wayne McGregor and with music composed by Jamie xx.

2015

The stage design uses intricate sets of reflective, transparent, and refractive surfaces and coloured light to create a dynamic, ever-evolving, and complexly layered space in which the dancers are multiplied and overlap.

Lights panning over the audience cause its spectral image to appear on the stage’s reflective, coloured scrims, integrating the viewers with the activity on the stage.

Triggered by Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes (an artwork in the form of a book, which was in turn inspired by Street of Crocodiles, by Bruno Schulz), this new, evening-length work features a company of soloists from the Paris Opera Ballet and dancers from Wayne McGregor Random Dance.

2007

The opera Phaedra by German composer Hans Werner Henze was commissioned by the Staatsoper in Berlin and premiered in September 2007.

Eliasson created the spatial concept.

The focus of the individual scenes alternated between the music and the visual elements. These comprised monofrequency lights; a kaleidoscope; the works Your space embracer 2004 and Square sphere 2007; and a vertical mirror that spanned the entire stage and reflected the audience as well as the orchestra, which had been moved to the back of the auditorium. 


Choreographic Process: June 24

How to Choreograph a Dance? What is a “dance stimulus”?

Choreographer: Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh

  • Location: Studio 8, Amman, Jordan
  • Duration: 140 minutes
  • Starting: 19:40 pm Ending: 22:00 pm

A stimuli could be any thing that inspires you to choreograph and give you a new direction to think in. Its an exciting journey to discover how many ways a simple stimuli can be perceived in and how it can inspire movement.

Choreographer uses stimulus to help dance artists think out-of-the-box when they choreograph fresh pieces together. Lately, we’ve been thinking of introducing scientific and anthropological theories as stimulus in dance creation. “Time out of Time: a special place” is inspired by Liminality, “a threshold”. Humanistic psychologists describe “the ‘out-of-this-world’ quality associated to liminality a sort of trance-like feeling. Analytical psychologists have often seen the individuation process of self-realization as taking place within a liminal space.Choreographer uses stimulus to help dance artists think out-of-the-box when they choreograph fresh pieces together. Lately, we’ve been thinking of introducing scientific and anthropological theories as stimulus in dance creation. “Time out of Time: a special place”

Choreographic Process: June 22

Dance choreography is sometimes called dance composition. Creating and composing the movement is one part of the choreographic process.

Choreographer: Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh

  • Location: Studio 8, Amman, Jordan
  • Duration: 165 minutes
  • Starting: 19:15 pm
  • Ending: 22:00 pm

Concept: The movement composition is the rhythmic process of the universe, cosmic and microcosmic …

5 Choreography Tips:

  • Be yourself!
  • Collaborate with others!
  • Do weird moves!
  • Utilize concepts to think of unique moves!
  • Take a break!

Dance Exhibition & Pop-up Books

From May 2018, Studio 8 has been preparing for a dance exhibition.

*Studio 8 is a non-profit company based in Amman, Jordan. It is a collective explosion of creativity, aesthetics and experimentation that unites dance and arts, within society in pursuit of change, dialogue, and innovation.

When we were researching for a dance exhibition, we came across Fu’s pop-up books.

“Although Fu’s books are motionless, their exuberant shapes, intense colors, and closely interwoven pop-up pages give the impression of being alive. Her themes are largely inspired by her personal experiences, but her art also embodies—and inspires—feelings of joy, sorrow, and curiosity experienced by all of humankind…Each of Fu’s pop-up books tells a story. She is a fearless wanderer who shares her wonders and helps us understand the world around us.”