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
During November and December the Centre for Drama Art aka cdu based in Zagreb organized a series of lectures and a workshop within the programme titled Cognitive of the Performative. The first guest in the series was Johannes Birringer who introduced his latest production Ukiyo on lecture titled Open Score: Performance Technology that took place in net club Mama.
Johaness Birringer is an performance, video and new media choreographer. He is considered among experts as one the pioneers of media art in performative context. Birringer is the founder of the theatre company AlienNation Co., new media laboratory Interaktionslabor, and the wearable technology project DAP-Lab.
I would need an extra blog post just to name and list all of his projects, books, universities and departments he was involved with during his career. Thus, I decided to make this interview as a full scan of his work and his current thoughts on what shall we do with interactivity in performing arts.
Johannes Biringer, Photo: Glenio Campregher (c), 2008
Eadweard Muybridge‘s vision never stops to tickle artists and scientists. No matter of what professions they are: animators, filmmakers, photographers or dancers. Every serious study on movements, motion and locomotions simply starts with his work.
A true master in landscape photography, Muybridge has managed to capture the most trickiest landscape on Earth, and that’s the body in motion.
Tonight I’m gonna have a lot of pioneers on Body Pixel… when talking about body, motion and film, no doubt we can not miss one, and that’s Étienne-Jules Marey.
This scientist, chronophotographer and photography developer firstly started to explore human and animal blood circulation, and then switched to pulse, motion, body rhythm, and heart beating at the end of 19th century. His films are both, science and art of full caliber, now having a wonderful patina and vintage layer.