Monday 10 July 2017 - Sunday 23 July 2017
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 new investigations into immersive kinetic atmospheres and VR worlds.
Metakimosphere no. 4, created by DAP-lab, May2017 (c) DAP
The founding director of the lab, along with collaborators from previous workshops, has been 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. The EU project officially came to a close in 2016, but the outcomes of the research and continuing experiments have led to the exhibition of kimosphere no.4 in May 2017, and some the new aspects of this exhibition will be pursued further this summer.
This laboratory is dedicated to the memory of Paul Verity Smith, a long time associate of the Interaktionslabor, who passed unexpectedly in January 2017. We shall always remember him and his undaunted creativity.
(c) photo by Klaus Behringer
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