Ladiez and Gentlemen, here’s my first video interview made in collaboration with the Culture of Change & Ganz Novi Festival with gorgeous and energetic Nigel Charnock. Dogme 95 style interview! Luv it!
Nigel Charnock is one of the founders of the cult DV8 Physical Theatre Company and captivating solo performer who owns his own company for more than 15 years. To put Nigel in any theatre or dance shelves is simply not possible, and why is that, check in our talk.
Photo: Nigel Charnock by Damir Zizic & Culture of Change (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
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
Joost Rekveld was a jury member at this year’s edition of 25FPS – International Festival of Experimental Film and Video… Rekveld is internationally acknowledged experimental filmmaker and kinetic & light installation artist.
He has collaborated with choreographer and dancer Emio Greco on Purgatorio, whose motto is ‘exploring the connection between body and mind rather than being limited to the physical possibilities of the dancing body.’
‘Body Modification, A Retrospective’ is a film being made for the purposes of a documentary class by Alex Scott Perry in 2008. This documentary features Dominic Johnson – writer, performance artist and lecturer in the fields of live art, performance art and body-based practices at the Queen Mary, University in London.
Photo: (probably) Nicholas and Curths. Fakir, 1860s.
Ethnographical Photography in India 1850-1900 by John Falconer