Opening event

Monday 28th March 2016

ECA Main Building (see Location)

15:00 – 15:30 _ Digital Media Studio Project presentation

19:30  _ Doors open

19:30 – 20:00 _ 360 VR installation

The Oculist Reason is an interactive video installation, comprising an experimental 360° environment and a linear single-channel video, which investigates the transferral of physical space into the virtual realm. The work’s point of departure is a decaying mural in the former Unemployed and Trade Union Services Centre in Liverpool. To make the documentation, 16mm film gathered in the building has been integrated into a digital scanning and modelling process in order to reproduce a virtual reproduction of the painting for viewers to explore. The Oculist Reason tells the story of the mural and the events depicted in it while opening up a line of questions about the viability of virtual archives and the prospects and difficulties for human connectedness in a tacit digital landscape.

MOFFATT_HeadshotLauren is an Australian artist working between video, performance and immersive technologies. Her works, often presented in multiple forms, explore contemporary subjectivity and connected bodies as well as the limits between virtual and physical worlds.

She completed her studies at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Paris VIII University and Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains. She currently lives and works in Berlin.

20:00 – 20:30 _ audiovisual installation

20:30 – 21:00 _ projection mapping

21:00 – 21:30 _  sound performance

LIES (sysmap) 1.0 is a new human-machine interaction performance project by Dario Sanfilippo. The work is based on improvisation and it implements a nonlinear, time-varying feedback network within which a set of original DSP techniques are interrelated. In this project, he develops his idea of systemic mapping, which results in an interface connecting human actions and system’s internal states according to the criteria of positive and negative feedback.

6477021807_4d0a8243e3_o-600x400Dario is a freelance sound artist, theorist and feedback systems specialist. His work is focused on the exploration of autonomous and adaptive complex dynamical systems and their application in performance, sound installations & non-conventional DSP techniques.

He is currently based in Edinburgh where he is doing a PhD in Creative Music Practice at the Edinburgh College of Art.

21:30 – 22:00 _ 6 channel composition for computer and synthetic speech

(dia)grammatology of space is a sound piece and an experimental radio play deployed in a pursuit of multiple and transitive relations interceding ideas, objects and practices which seize technology as an impetus to engineer new sonic, conceptual, social and political worlds. The work consists in a series of exploratory articulations between libretto (in its multilingual rendering), procedures for machine speech analysis/re-synthesis and computer music.

3c9cdf_0f44d6f003e3479fbf04956bc0804601Marcin is an Edinburgh-based polish composer and laptop improviser. He has performed at Berghain (Berlin), MUMUTH (Graz) and Bunkier Sztuki (Krakow). He studied Philosophy & Linguistics in Poznan and Heidelberg, and Computer Music at Edinburgh College of Art.

He is doing a PhD in Computer Music Practice (A Topological Perspective on Interdisciplinary Process) under the supervision of Florian Hecker and Michael Edwards at Edinburgh College of Art. 


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