21. Juli –31. August 2014
Publication project and launch of new book
The international Interaktionslabor in Göttelborn will not hold a physical workshop in the summer of 2014 but prepares the publication of its third book, celebrating ten years of existence in the former Coal Mine Göttelborn, now transformed into a thriving campus of new industry and innovation.
The founding director of the lab, along with collaborators from previous workshops, is now engaged in a five-year performance research project titled METABODY: Media Embodiment Tekhné and Bridges of Diversity, supported by the EU Culture Programme. This is the second time, after the 2006 Walhalla project, that Birringer was rewarded this prestigious EU grant. The long - term research venture continues the recently founded platform, “Performance Academy,” of workshops for performance-media design, interactional and wearable concepts, and investigations of gestural processes, protocols, and social choreography.
Interaktionslabor promotes a concept of research opened up to acknowledge the relevance of experimental treatments of actuality – of forms of collaborative creation – that may take us beyond the perspectives and protocols of established inquiry as we know it, artistically and academically. Since the 2011 Lab, we have chosen gesture and non-verbal communication as focus of the interactive workshop – gesture as practice that is at once aesthetic, corporeal, and political. The lab will offer a series of parallel investigations into the relations between choreography and software, sound and motion-design, movement capture and 3d digital/virtual environment navigation, light and projection architecture, dirty electronics and interactive programming.
The publication workshop and launch in July/August 2014 becomes part of a continuing series of performance and research events open to individual, collective, and institutional actors from the Greater Region (Luxembourg, France, Belgium) and the EU and beyond, who want to be associated with Interaktionslabor, to facilitate the sharing of approaches, experiences, and reflections.
For information on METABODY please visit the online platform (http://www.metabody.eu/) - Johannes Birringer and Michèle Danjoux have collaborated on the Madrid workshop and will prepare research documenrtation of the event (see our theory pages).
10 Years of Interaktionslabor:
Interaktionslabor wird geleitet von / is directed by Johannes Birringer
contact / Kontakt : johannes.birringer at brunel.ac.uk