scopesession talks - thursday 13th sept - berlin
Scopesession talks are back after a short summer break. This Thursday we have another captivating line-up of remarkable speakers and will be hearing from Tarik Barri a ground breaking audiovisual composer and software developer, Mark Coniglio, an award-winning artist and creator of isadora and Adam Magyar, a photographic artist who builds his own specialised cameras.
Please note, scope is now at a different venue and also at a slightly earlier time:
When: Thursday 13th of September. doors open at 7pm, talks start at 8pm
Where: Panke, Gerichstr 23, Wedding, Berlin (www.pankeberlin.de)
more info here
session #15 – sep 13
Tarik Barri – Versum: audiovisual composing in 3D 20:00
Tarik Barri (1979) is an audiovisual composer and software developer. During his study in Music and Technology he realized that the methods he used to create music could be applied to the moving image as well.
With tools like Max/MSP, Java and Supercollider he now develops new applications for audiovisual performance, composition and data-representation.
Tarik about his upcoming talk at Scope:
"I will present to you my self made 3d composition software ‘Versum’. It all started with a dream years ago about a new music program where the user could fly through musical sounds in 3d. I woke up totally excited and happy, only to come to the disappointing realization that nothing of the kind actually existed. Some years later, somewhat to my surprise, I found myself programming this world myself.
I’ll discuss the history of its development from a technical as well an artistic point of view. On the one hand there’s the creation of the tool itself. On the other there’s the creations of audiovisual compositions and live vj sets withín this tool. Both types of creation, though very different in nature, have been very intertwined with each other. Simultaneously it also proved to be very important to separate them as much as possible.
I shall also discuss the duality in mental states which are caused by these very different but completely interdependent types of creation: one in which everything needs to be understood and one in which the not-understanding is the key element."
Mark Coniglio ( troika ranch) - The Past and Future of Technology & Performance 21:00
Mark Coniglio is an award-winning artist, acknowledged pioneer of the interactive performance scene, and co-founder of Troika Ranch (http://troikaranch.org). His work has been seen on stages throughout America and Europe to critical and public acclaim. He has recently been nominated for the World Technology Award 2012, and has received a both a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award and a prize at Prix Ars Electronica. He is also the creator of Isadora (http://troikatronix.com/), a software tool that facilitates the creation of interactive performance. Isadora has been used an essential creative tool by thousands of artists worldwide.
Media artist, composer and programmer Mark Coniglio will present an artist talk that combines an overview of the history of interactive/media-intensive performance with a consideration of how to take keep this work meaningful in the future.
In this talk, Coniglio will:
* Offer a lively and critical reflection on the dance and technology/interactive performance scene that emerged in the mid-1990s, focusing on his work with Troika Ranch, the dance performance group he co-founded with choreographer Dawn Stoppiello, and Isadora – a software tool he created to allow him to realize his interactive performances.
* Trace the development of that practice into more recent times, showing how technological tools have entered the vernacular of art making practice and thus changed artistic practice in this arena
* Conclude with a series of proposals and strategies for keeping media intensive performances vital and compelling in the future
Adam Magyar – Scripted Rhymes 22:00
Adam Magyar (born 1971) is a Berlin-based Hungarian photographic artist. He is captivated by high-tech cities and man choosing to live an urban life. Magyar depicts the synergies of man and the city, and embraces the city as home to both man and technology. With each of his series, he observes time flowing by and life pulsating in front of his eyes. In his works, he scrutinizes the transience of life and man’s inherent urge to leave some trace behind. Magyar is ready to combine conventional techniques like the slit cam with readily available devices like a scanner and merge the two into a camera by a program he himself has written to be able to produce his unique cityscapes.
His works have been exhibited in several solo and group shows internationally, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Hong Kong.
Seemingly, state of the art devices give you everything you need for completing your photography projects. But what if the image you have in mind demands even more and you need to reach for fields outside photography?
In Scripted Rhymes, imagemaker Adam Magyar tells the story of his journey down this road and intends to inspire the audience to think outside the box when working on a project. He aims to present that unusual combinations of hardware and software may reward you with the image you have in mind.