Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Set Map

Map of the technology arrangement and sets used for the performance otherworld (machine) at the Berkeley Art Museum on December 2nd, 2011.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Photos from the December 2nd Performance of otherworld (machine) at the Berkeley Art Museum. 
Thank you dancers and collaborators!! It was fantastic!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Exciting Progress Made to Otherworld performance!

The performance is rapidly approaching. It's only 10 days away! Today we cemented ideas about the order of the performance. The performance will have five sections sections: a Skype- like world with a subconscious component, an interactive video layer, a Surreal collage world involving the miniatures and the robotic camera, an interactive chorus, and a bed section. We established ques for the different sections and worked out technical logistics of ActiveSpace. Stay tuned for a computer generated diagram of the set!

Photos of the Lab Set-Up

Monday, November 21, 2011

Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts with John Crawford: otherworld (machine)

L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2626 Bancroft Way
December 2, 2011, 7:30pm
$7 general admission; Free for Cal students and BAM/PFA members
Tickets available at the door

As part of the Berkeley Art Museum’s L@TE: Friday Nights, TDPS’ own Lisa Wymore directs a performance involving layered real-time and pre-recorded video captured from across BAM/PFA and mixed live! Music by Ryan Smith. otherworld (machine) brings together multiple sites of production and multiplicities of bodies to create layered image collages, inspired by Kurt Schwitters’s Merzbau. Real-time video files captured at two different sites within the building are layered and edited simultaneously, incorporating video effects. The performers are both live and prerecorded, the seen objects are both virtually produced and real. The project is a collaboration among Lisa Wymore (UC Berkeley), Sheldon Smith (Mills College), John Crawford (UC Irvine), and Ryan Ross Smith (Mills College). Programmed by Kamau Patton.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Excited about the upcoming performance!

Greetings! Today, we had a busy and productive day in the lab. First, we went to the Berkeley Art Museum and observed the space in which the December 2nd performance will be held. We established more concrete placement plans for the set and figured out technological logistics. We also viewed Kurt Schwitters' Color and Collage exhibit which includes beautiful sculpture and collages. The highlight of the exhibit was a recreation of his master-piece installation, Merzbau. The recreation possesses an interesting utilization of geometry, has an out-of this world feel, has amazing detail, and is very dynamic. So inspirational! The photos simply do not do the work justice. If you have an opportunity, go see the work for yourself.
When we went back to the lab, we were able to put together the set much more quickly and established a local network connection. We are also working on miniatures of the set which are molded with clay and will be painted.

We are very excited about the upcoming performance and hope to see you at the December 2nd performance in the Berkeley Art Museum!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Otherworld (machine) Rehearsal Update

Here are some new pictures from the rehearsal!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Update for October 11 and October 18

On Tuesday October 11, we made progress on several logistical, blog aesthetic, and technical aspects of the project. We created various needed accounts like Vimeo and Gmail. We created a list of some equipment that was needed to purchase. We established basic lab protocol set-up. We identified and experimented with ways to upload a video from an iPhone to the blogger site. We also updated the background and pages of blog using photoshop. Lastly, we worked with John Crawford to change the IP address and learn how to use the Active Space Program.

On Tuesday October 18, we spent the first hour gathering props and ordering supplies. Around noon, we began discussing the tone of the blog and updating the blog.