SEAM 2010: Agency & Action – Seymour Centre – The University of Sydney

Chunky Moves in GLOW

SEAM 2010: Agency & Action – Seymour Centre – The University of Sydney.

This year’s event will focus on interactive digital technologies in performance underpinned by groundbreaking artistic and academic research from Australia and around the world.

The two-day program will feature public talks, workshops, performances, and interactive installations, and will provide an opportunity for people to experience the cutting edge technology currently being explored in the performing arts.

Program highlights include:

  • Keynote presentations by Frédéric Bevilacqua (IRCAM, Paris), head of the performing arts technology research team at IRCAM, and Christian Ziegler (Germany) a media artist from the ZKM centre; two of the pre-eminent institutions in the world for research in performance and digital arts.
  • Gideon Obarzanek, the renowned choreographer and Artistic Director of Melbourne based contemporary dance company Chunky Move discussing the art/science collaborations in their works GLOW and Mortal Engine.
  • The ‘Articulated Head’, Australia’s first thinking robot that is able to recognise faces, identify voices and talk to people, as well as mimic human movement and expression.
  • Quartet the dancing robot, an Australian Council and Welcome Trust funded project which uses motion tracking technology to present an intimate duet between a 6 foot tall articulated robot and dancer.

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