11-21 September 2014, as part of the Schmiede festival in Hallein near Salzburg, Austria
The aim of this 10-day joint project is to bring together e-textile practitioners with performing artists to build interactive wearables and textiles that can be performed in a live context. The project will take place as part of the Schmiede festival which happens every September in Hallein, Austria. The Schmiede has been going for over 10 years, and is set in an old salt factory on the outskirts of Salzburg. Over 100 artists, performers and media makers gather here every year to collaborate and make work together. The atmosphere is relaxed but hard working, and open for all kinds of experimentation. The location is inspiring and a real retreat from daily distractions. An ideal setting for our project!
The E-Textiles Live Project/Lab is open for anybody to join, but we are especially keen to bring together those of you already involved in working with: electronics, interactive media, e-textiles/soft circuits, costume design and performing arts (music, performance, dance…). The project will provide us with space, time, materials and tools to develop concepts, collaborate and work on ideas that involve electronic textiles in “Live” and “On Stage” performance settings. The outcome of the project will be performed at a public event on the last day of the Schmiede festival.
The call for Schmiede 2014 is closed, but if you are interested in future iterations, please sign up for our HTGWYW newsletter!
Fabric Matrix Synth
A matrix bade from conductive fabric rows and columns fused to a base fabric with Eeonyx piezoresistive fabric inbetween. The rows and columns are connected to a Teensy microcontroller which parses the rows and columns to measure pressure and location on the surface of the fabric matrix. Sensor data is read into a PD patch that synthesizes sound.
Vincent Dugast, Maurin Donneaud
MOON is a fiber-optic hoodie that reacts to the DJ set of the performer, illuminating the “moon” to beat of the music.
Hannah Perner-Wilson, Maurin Donneaud
A new e-textile version of the Mi.Mu glove which is based on a conductive striped zebra fabric produced by HiTek coated in piezoresistive carbon polymer by Eeonyx.
Hannah Perner-Wilson, Maurin Donneaud
Continuing working with Austrian Lederhosen leather to make a series of regional soundtrack synthesizers. This leather hat has a weighted propeller made from two heavy metal forks stuck in a wine bottle cork and mounted on a potentiometer that is mounted on top of a joystick (two potentiometers). The potentiometers capture the movements of turn and tilt in all directions and these values are wirelessly sent to a Processing sketch running on a computer. The processing sketch translates movement into sound.
808 Kick Drum Flex Circuit
A head-word synthesizer made from deer leather, conductive thread, textile sensors and flexible PCB. The circuit is inspired by Wolfgang Spahn and Antti Pussinen’s Workshop on building a Paper-Synthesizer 808KD – Kick Drum Module (Functional Clone of Tr-808 Bass Drum):
The Name Game Inflating Score Costumes
Audrey Briot Lawson, Maurin Donneaud
Corset and POV lights for Helix
Michela Pelusio, Mika Satomi, Stratos
SpaceTime Helix is a kinetic light and sound sculpture, showing the passage of time, endlessly into the future. It is a play with light, helical symmetries, geometry and infinity.
Afroditi Psarra, Stratos Bichakis
Embroidery patterns have always been associated with symbols that decorate everyday life and create narratives of the world that surrounds us. This project proposes the construction of a capacitive sensing wearable with four embroidered sensors and attempts a “naive” representation of the Chronology of the Universe according to the Big Bang Expansion, through the creation and sonification of four of its different phases: the birth of sub-atomic particles, the creation of matter, the formation of galaxies and planets and the actual metric expansion of the known universe. The copper thread sensors trigger an interactive soundscape of chaotic and stochastic sound generators.
Hardware: a LilyPad Arduino, copper conductive thread, four 3.3 M Ohms resistors
Software: Arduino, Processing, SuperCollider
Contact Mic to Speaker
Speakers embroidered onto a jacket.
Interactive Screens for Anti-Gone
Melanie Thewlis, Sabine Roth
A dance- video art performance based on Antigone’s monologue before she goes to the cave-grave to be burried alive.
Link >> https://schmiede2014selfassembling.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/anti-gone/
Dates: 11-21 September 2014
Fee: 50 Euro (Schmiede fee)
Application: in order to attend the workshop you will need to be a participant of the Schmiede and apply here >> http://schmiede.ca/apply/
Deadline for application is May 30th 2014! In the application form, in reply to the question “Will you bring a project to Schmiede?” please reference the “E-Textiles Live Project/Lab”.
Food: optional 50 Euro for amazingly good food prepared by Asian Dub Kitchen for the full duration of the workshop (breakfast and lunch).
Getting There and Accommodation: please check your Schmiede acceptance email and the Schmiede Facebook page!
Talk: ELECTRONIC TEXTILES HERE AND NOW
Freitag, 12.09., 19:00, Miner
Mitglieder des Lab werden ihre Arbeiten im “Pecha Kucha”-Stil präsentieren. Die Vor-
träge geben einen Einblick in die Arbeiten der einzelnen Mitglieder des Labors, sowie
einen Überblick über das Gebiet der elektronischen Textilien. Am Ende sind Fragen,
Antworten und Diskussion willkommen!
Workshop: MEET THE MATERIALS “Elektronische Textilien”
Samstag 13.09., 13:30 – 10:30 – 12:30 Box
Leitende Stoffe, Elektrische Fäden, Garne mit Wiederstand, Gestrickte Sensoren, Gehäkelte Lautsprecher, Genähte Schaltkreise…. In diesem Workshop werden Eigenschaften und Merkmale verschiedenster elektrisch leitende Materielien vorgeführt. Der Einsatz dieser Materialien als Teil von Sensoren, Aktoren und Schaltungen wird gezeigt, und Teilnehmer können selbst mit den Materialien experimentieren und eigene Elektronische Bauteile bauen! Die Materialien aus den Workshop stehen während der Schmiede jedem zur Verfügung um in einzelnen Projekten verwendet werden.
Cheese and Wine and ….
“Cheese and Wine and Sharing Ideas”, Saturday 11.9.2014, 20:00, E-Textile Live Lab space
“Cheese and Wine and Performances”, Monday 13.9.2014, 21:00, Miner
“Cheese and Wine with Tinkerlab”, Friday 19.9.2014, 21:00, E-Textile Live Lab space
Materials and Tools
A list of materials and tools that will be available at the lab is viewable here:
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