remote performance network

REMOTE PERFORMANCE NETWORK //

Concept
artists create a live / performance piece that can be video broadcasted.
All broadcasts are streamed into a theatre where there is a live audience. Live audience watch each performance like a ‘scene’ in a film. Live score provides improvised soundtrack to performances that proceed each other. Performances are navigated by a nominated director who instructs editors like a live tv studio set up. Director does not direct performances – they are entirely made by you – but simply chooses which artist to display next.
Think video conference call with artists doing live performances to an audience and a musical score all co – ordinated in a way to give the illusion of live digital cinema.

Why
I’m interested in what a digital live art space looks like and how it could be curated as a live event. I like the idea of decentralized performances being brought together and the attempt of forming a narrative between them as a curatorial act. Im also intrigued by working with an hour of time as materiality as we dip in and out of real time performances.

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breaking the data transfer barrier!

the figures

  • Maximum altitude of 39.045 kilometres (24.261 mi)
  • Maximum speed of 1,342.8 kilometres per hour (834.4 mph), which corresponds to Mach 1.24
  • Total free fall time of 4 minutes 20 seconds
  • Total free fall distance of 36,529 metres (119,846 ft)
  • over 8 million viewers on youtube setting a record for “live stream with the most concurrent views ever on YouTube”

I want to know where and when the capsule landed

Im also interested in the transmission of data and the mass spectacle of the live event. We transmit and recieve data from satelittes on a regular basis, instead of breaking the speed of sound did he break the speed of data?

my internet connection is 12mpbs , on my phone it takes me about 3 seconds for some data to go up to a satellite and then come back down.

‘Anamorvista’ by Constant Dullaart 2012

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New commission on E – Permanent

Beijing offline social network experiment


Tucked away in the small district of Caochangdi, Beijing, residents and visitors have dragged the discourse of social networking back from the digital realm. Titled The Real Network, the experiment promotes itself as the “world’s first” true offline social network, which, according to its mission statement, “explodes and multiplies the potential of social networks in an offline dimension.”

The concept was formed by Anna Spreafico, director of Italian design group Esterni, as part of Beijing Design Week, which ended yesterday. Spreafico was partly inspired by observing the clash between tourists and residents in Beijing’s Caochangdi district. “There’s not really a connection between the community and the people visiting these events, so we wanted to connect these two worlds together,” she says. “The main idea was to reproduce the mechanism of social networks in real life — the idea that you can connect with a person, or you can point out interesting things in the public world.”

The process started by participants “logging in” at one of several checkpoints around the district. After filling out a contact card with name, phone number and email address (the amount of information shared was up to the user) participants had their profile picture taken in a special booth. This information was stored to be later handed out to other members at random. They were then given a selection of comment pads and emoticons to post them around the district on walls, notice boards and pictures. The aim was for users to interact with one another via the public walls, posting statuses, comments, and “liking” each other’s posts.

Participants were also given balloons to write on, which could be “dropped” Google Maps style to geo-reference themselves or simply denote an interesting location they visited. “The idea was that you could look up and see the balloon and perhaps discover something new going on there,” says Spreafico.

original article in Wired

My life in a day (How Did I Get Here?)

on the 24th November 2012 I will be 24 years old. To mark this i am creating a durational performance event where i will re-encounter each year of my life, every hour.
Starting at 00:00am I will begin to revisit places i lived and memories from that age in my life.
The performance will end with my current friends at a pub in brixton to see in the 24th year.

The performance will be documented through gps tracking device (instamapper.com)
and an interactive google map will host notes, memories, images, sound and video that i produce throughout the journey.

I will begin making the website where (on 24th november) audiences can follow my journey in real time. The domain will either be (mylifeinaday.co.uk or Howdidigethere?.co.uk )

The problem with the howdidigethere domain is that it looks like im saying how did i get there? not HERE.

The book that can’t wait

This book made my argentine publishers Eterna Cadencia is printed with ink that dires out after 2 months. Its a form that introduces digital time scales of consumption.
article on it here

Character Date

Ed fornieless has created a ficitional dating site for 2 new characters he is focusing upon for frieze art fair this weekend.

I’m starting a project using the Kardashian format at the moment. I’ll be following two subjects, Alexys and Geoffreigh Schwartz, over the course of several years, incorporating their lives, their ups and downs into a series of work. This is also coupled with characterdate.com where people will get the chance to get a little closer to Alexys and Geoffreigh through a character-based dating service.

original interview HERE

http://characterdate.com/ (how did he get that domain?)