Verkstedhallen, October 16th, 19.00
Johannes Birringer will give an artist talk where he presents his work. Birringer is a choreographer and media artist; he co-directs the Design and Performance-Lab (www.brunel.ac.uk/dap) at Brunel University where he is a Professor of Performance Technologies. He has created numerous dance-theatre works, video installations and digital projects in collaboration with artists in Europe, the Americas, China, and Japan. DAP-Lab’s interactive dance-work 'Suna no Onna' was featured at festivals in London (2007-08); the mixed-reality installation 'UKIYO' went on European tour in 2010; 'for the time being' (2014), a dance opera, premiered at Sadler’s Wells in London. The film-concert 'Sisyphus of the Ear' was shown in Ufa, Moscow, and Beijing. The immersive 'metakimospheres' began touring in Europe in 2015. In 2003 he founded the Interaktionslabor Göttelborn in a former Coal Mine in the Saarland, Germany. The Interaktionslabor is an annual international workshop dedicated to research, performance and software application development in interactive and networked media technologies. A "Manifesto of Interactional Art" was published by Birringer in 2014 to reflect on ten years of laboratory experiments. His other books include Theatre Theory Postmodernism (1989), Media and Performance (1998), Performance on the Edge (2000), and Performance, Technology, and Science (2009). He has spearheaded new trans-disciplinary dance-research projects, and co-edited Tanz im Kopf/Dance and Cognition (2005), Tanz & Wahnsinn/Dance & Choreomania (2011), and Tanz der Dinge/Things that dance (2019).
After the talk there will be a showing of the work from a two-day workshop with Birringer and local participants.