Sunday 17 July 2016 - Sunday 24 July 2016
International Interaction Laboratory
Interaktionslabor, the media lab founded by Johannes Birringer, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary on the grounds of the former coal mine Göttelborn (Germany). This summer the lab launches its new investigations into kimospheres (kinetic atmospheres) and immersive environments.
Metakimosphere no. 3, created by DAP-lab, April 2016 (c) DAP
The international Interaktionslabor will prepare travel to Madrid in the summer of 2016 to participate in the Metatopia exhibition organized by Jaime del Val.
The design wing of Interationslabor, DAP-Lab, had been invited to collaborate on the five-year EU Culture Program research production of METABODY (2013-2018), with an expected architectual exhibition-performance-space to be created and touring Europe in 2017-18.
The founding director of the lab, along with collaborators from previous workshops, is engaged in an extended 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 and DAP-lab join their partners in the EU, promoting a research practice 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 2011, we have chosen gestures, costume instruments, and non-verbal communication as focus of the interactive workshops – gestures as practice that is at once aesthetic, corporeal, and political. The metalab offers 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.
For information on METABODY please visit the online platform (http://www.metabody.eu/) - Johannes Birringer and Michèle Danjoux have collaborated on the last two Madrid platforms (2014 1nd 2015) - documenrtation of the event are on the theory pages.
10 Years of Interaktionslabor:
Interaktionslabor wird geleitet von / is directed by Johannes Birringer
contact / Kontakt : johannes.birringer at brunel.ac.uk