Choreographer and dancer Marija Scekic is the founder and Artistic Director of Histeria NOVA Artistic organization. She was professionally trained in classical ballet, contemporary dance and butoh, she studied choreography and contemporary dance at Concordia University in Montréal (Canada).
Her interest in combining movements, science and technology initially triggered this interview since we have spent many, many hours discussing about it…
Photo above by Sandra Vitaljic (c), Marija Scekic in Shadow
Photo bellow by Sandra Vitaljic (c), Marija Scekic in Human Error
Maquinas & Almas (Souls & Machines) – Documentary is an accompanying film of 33 minutes length that covers the synonymous exhibition held two years ago in the National Museum “Centro de Arte Reina Sofía” in Madrid.
The exhibition and documentary cover high tech and low tech aspects, including innovators and makers such as Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests, media design by John Maeda, robot by David Hanson, or Sachiko Kodama‘s Ferrofluid, among many…
Theo Jansen: Strandbeest (c)
This is the second part of the interview with Scott deLahunta. Read the first part here: Interview with Scott deLahunta, part 1: On working processes and digital realms
Photo above: Scott deLahunta by Thomas Lenden (c)
Photo bellow: Excerpt from Emio Greco’s DVD double skin | double mind
My next interview from the series of Cognitive of the Performative programme by Centre for Drama Art aka cdu was made during the Workshop with Choreographic Objects that I attended in December, guided by Scott deLahunta.
Scott deLahunta is a former dancer and choreographer, who began working in the mid-1990s as a researcher and coordinator for projects bringing together new media and live performance practices. For years he’s been advocating for creating software tools for choreographers from the environment of emerging new technologies.
Photo above: Scott deLahunta, photo taken from Random Dance Company (c)
Photo bellow: Synchronous Objects Project,
The Ohio State University and The Forsythe Company (c)
This is the second part of the interview with Johannes Birringer. Read the first part here: Interview with Johannes Birringer, part 1 – New media, interactivity and performative arts