This is not a workshop!
Schmiede program >> http://issuu.com/schmiede/docs/schmiede15programm
Electronic Textiles and Wearable Technology Pecha-Kucha
Friday, September 11th 18:30-21:00 at Schmiede
Hannah, Mika, Irene – Introduction (intro to e-textiles and wearable tech, some kind of framing of presentations….)
E-TEXTILES & TEXTILE SENSORS
Irene Posch – Stitching Worlds
Tamer – Hope
I have a presentation and will be bringing also some samples. I think a 10-15 minute talk.
Melanie Thews – Antigone
Description: Antigone was a performance created at Schmiede 2014. The solo dance was intended as a metaphoric reflection on the current political climate in Greece. The dancer was able to interact with the set by tugging on stretch sensors sewn into hanging sheets of material. The input from these sensors then affected the images projected onto the sheets.
KOBKAKANT – How To Get What You Want
Involving the Machines (ITM) was a research project that resulted in a collection of woven conductive fabrics. Besides their aesthetic pattern designs, these conductive fabrics possess various electrical properties such as continuous and separated areas of conductivity or resistance, pressure sensitive properties and tilt sensing capabilities.
TEXTILES & WEARABLES
Tatiana – Fouri Dal Trecciato
Irene and Hannah – E-Textile Tooling
What kinds of specialized tools could E-Textile practitioners use? Being an interdisciplinary trade, many tools of our trade come from either electrical engineering or textile practices. Can we imagine and build unique tools that would fulfill needs unique to the practice of E-Textiles? How would and could these tools look like? And would tools that better fit the practice advance creation within the practice?
Florian Egermann – Wearables
Elena Carr – concept
An idea I’ve had in mind for a long time…. a peer pressure straitjacket (german ‘gruppenzwangsjacke’). tested before, now thinking if it would be possible to add something a little uncomfortable or unpleasant to it via wearable technology?
LIGHT/VISUALS & PERFORMANCE
Margaret Westby — Wearable and Wireless Technologies for Movement Practice/Dance Performance
I will talk briefly about four artistic projects that have explored biosensors, wearable and wireless technology to illuminate more about our bodily/physiological data (inside through out) through movement practices. The first is Orbital Resonance, my own work from 2014 that is an exploration into responsive environments and live performance. The second is a residency/workshop that is still in progress for a final event entitled “Hacking the Body” initiated in 2015 with media artist/curator/lecturer in digital media Camille Baker and choreographer/media artist Kate Sicchio. The third is a dance performance by NYC Indelible Dance Company and designer Mary Huang from 2010 entitled Illuminate inspired by the Big Bang theory. The fourth comes from Simon Fraser University between 2002-2005 by Thecla Schiphorst and her research lab Whispers entitled Exhale, an interactive installation with responsive skirts.
Lilla Magyari – concept
I have a project in mind where dancers could wear a suit (or any other form of piece of clothing) which contains vibrating stimulation devices which can be controlled via bluetooth from outside (e.g. by audience members of a performance, by measured brain activity pattern of spectators or of other dancers or of the dancer itself…etc.). The idea to have a performance suit for dancer which is interactively receiving input.
Katja und Andrea – LEDies (performance)
Two mysterious, luminescent sculptures create an abstract atmosphere with a curiously beautiful “Live Art Motion”. Through a spontaneous and unexpected invasion of the homogenous field that is the human mass, a stress field results between spectator and performer. In this invisible, 3-dimensional kinetic sphere, a mystical dance begins between two cells suffused with light, through which the dependency between them and the public becomes apparent. A constant transformation creates the illusion of two beings in their cocoons who influence and attract each other and define their limits anew over and over again.
Christoph Dorfer – EL Beanies
made at schmiede last year. now for sale:-)
Samvida and Viktor – projection+textiles
Stage design projecting on Mosquito Nets. Example the mapping of a wedding dress in India. Content creation side: footage documenting different traditional weaving/printing/Batik, creating carpets, and tapestry images. Idea for a Carpet MIDI-Controller. A sensor based midi, with which different prints on the carpet can elicit different images as we touch them. An interactive mixing of images with a textile Carpet. This is just an idea.