Devising Performance for Immersive Webspace: Volumetric Performance Toolbox

Devising Performance for Immersive Webspace: Volumetric Performance Toolbox

How can movement artists still create and perform from their living spaces during the COVID pandemic?

Volumetric Performance Toolbox is the collaborative project of Valencia James, Glowbox and Sorob Louie, which envisions live online volumetric dance performance as a new way for artists to create and perform from their own living spaces and audiences to communally experience art using minimal equipment, during this time of pandemic. The project is currently being developed through Eyebeam NYC’s Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future Fellowship. After a successful first creation phase during Summer 2020, we are now hosting an artist residency program in order to make our tools and findings accessible to all artists so they can create their own volumetric performances.

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CST

Cost: FREE

Limit: 100

To register, please click HERE.

Instructor: Valencia James

About Valencia:

Valencia James is a Barbadian freelance performer, maker and researcher interested in the intersection between dance, theatre, technology and activism. She believes in the power of the arts to inspire change. In 2013 Valencia co-founded the AI_am project, which explores the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence in dance. The project has been presented at several international forums such as the 2015 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aires and premiered their first evening-length work in Budapest and Gothenburg in 2017. Valencia also creates solo works which explore stereotypes and post-colonial narratives. She has performed extensively in Hungary, Romania, Poland, France, Israel, Sweden, Argentina, and Canada.  Valencia is currently a 2020 Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future Fellow at Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism.

This YLDE workshop is in collaboration with Video Pool Media Arts Centre (VP). VP is Manitoba’s only artist-run centre dedicated to the exploration of technology-based art.

YLDE’s programming is made possible with the generous support from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.

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