Joana Chicau [PT] is a designer, with a background in performance - classical ballet and contemporary dance. In her practice she investigates the possible connections between – and coexistence of – choreography and media design, aiming to open the possibilities for new aesthetic, energetic and social dimensions in design production processes.
In her work she experiments with open source graphic tools, and the combination of programming and choreographic languages. The project has grown into diverse live performances and coding demonstrations of her methodology/ research and recently taken the format of ‘rehearsals’, a temporary stage for experimenting with coding and choreography.
Recently I went to Argentina - Buenos Aires to developed a new ‘choreographic code’ based on the dance genre: Tango. For the Arts Research Symposium I propose to present my project ‘Ways of moving: Tango’ under the themes ‘Creative computing and (live) coding’ / ‘Machine choreography’.
In my presentation I plan to start with briefly presenting the field research process and to finalize with the outcome of the nearly two months investigation. For further visual material and information on the project, please follow the link: http://jobcb.github.io/ways_of_moving/index_tango.htmlAppearing at: Old Post Hall, Sheffield Institute of Arts
An arts-research day symposium, with talks and performances on the theme of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement, chaired by Thor Magnusson and Chris Kiefer from University of Sussex's Experimental Music Technology Lab, and taking place in the Sheffield Institute of Arts.
The £25 / £12.50 ticket prices are inclusive of all fees, and includes refreshments, lunch and free access to evening performances at the Millennium Gallery.
We are very happy to announce that the symposium will include a keynote speech by Godfried-Willem Raes from the Logos Foundation. For details, including a draft programme, please see the symposium website hosted by the symposium chairs.