When: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Location: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin on Pearse Street in The Naughton Institute.
Shintaro Miyazaki (theorist & artist), born 1980 in Berlin has spend his youth in Basel (Switzerland) and has studied Media Theory, Musicology and Philosophy at the University of Basel (M.A.). Since 2007 he lives and works in Berlin. Miyazaki is interested in the Epistemology and Archeology of everyday technologies, which store, transmit and calculate/manipulate informations. In general he is interested in the hidden structural relations between sound/music and the cutting edge of knowledge, technology, science and culture. He is currently a independent PhD Researcher at Humboldt University Berlin under Prof. Wolfgang Ernst and holds a scholarship by cogito foundation (Switzerland). In 2008 he founded “Institute for Algorhythmics” his latest art, research and design project.
Curating in a digital age In this talk she talks about her practice of curating and how this practice has informed the generation of Tweak – an interactive art festival she established in 2008. With an increase in artists’ use of multi-media and the internet, traditional fixed conditions of exhibitions and the role of curator have been altered. She discusses the influence of open source philosophies and methodologies on her practice and presents some of the challenges of curating and bringing new media art into alternative, non-institutional contexts, out of the white box of the museum.
Bio: Nora O’ Murchú is a curator and researcher. She is currently working towards her PhD at the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick. Tweak Festival
The talk will outline my current practice and research-based Ph.D., which is being undertaken at the School of Art Design and Printing, DIT. The practical output revolves around a system called the ‘Body Response System’, (BRS) which uses pressure mats and video tracking to trigger sounds and visuals. The research element focuses on how art or media addresses one’s person, with particular emphasis on active and embodied experience.
Maria Coleman is based in Donegal and is currently working on a Ph.D. entitled ‘Body Responsive Media Environments’. Her artistic output involves new media, visual art and music. Recent shows included the debut of her ‘Body Response System’ as part of Project Brand New and her design of an interactive stage for Súgradh Arts & Media’s show at Donegal’s Bluestacks Festival. Upcoming work will see her collaborating with musician Seán Óg and dancer Niamh Condron on a piece called ‘FreePlay’ which is funded by the arts@DIT Award. She is a member of the band ‘Wee Small Gods’, has a Degree in Sculpture from LSAD and an M.Phil in Music and Media Technology from TCD.