Friday, January 25, 2013

Z-Lab Gearing Up

The semester here at UC Berkeley is starting up again. I am looking forward to working in the Z-Lab on a new project for the Berkeley Dance Project 2013 Berkeley Dance Project 2013. I will be working with Azin Seraj who will be creating video design for the new work. We started working on the project this past fall term with a group of amazing students from Theater 84: Sophomore Seminar called Perform the Score. This class was part of the campus project called On the Same Page: Fiat Lux On the Same Page: Perform the Score

Here is a little bit about Azin Seraj:

Bio: An Iranian native, Canadian citizen, and American resident, new media artist Azin Seraj explores and navigates the uses of technology as a powerful tool for relating across borders, mapping transnational identity, capturing beauty in the mundane, and exploring self-reflection. Seraj received her BFA with Honors Distinction from University of Victoria, Canada, and an MFA from University of California, Berkeley. 

I will keep you posted about this project as it unfolds in the coming months. The premise of the project is to re-animate the campus photographs that Ansel Adams took while creating the book Fiat Lux: The University of California, Ansel Adams and Nancy Newhall, 1967. We are focusing on the Eucalyptus Grove on the Berkeley campus, working with Anna Halprin's process called the R.S.V.P Cycles. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Check out our new Video page!

Our new video page will have recent video highlights. We are currently in the process of sharing our talks and dance videos from the Virtual Venues Symposium. Lisa Wymore's piece Improvisational Score in Three Parts has been recently added. 

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Virtual Venues Symposium Flashback

Z-Lab from Lux Masaro on Vimeo.

Z-Lab at UC Berkeley is excited to start off the new year. We would like to welcome 2013 with a Virtual Venues Symposium Flashback. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event. The telepresence (real-time) interaction between UC Berkeley and UC Irvine was a success. We had a fun filled weekend with dance performances, tech talks, and guest artist presentations. We hope you enjoy the video and join us for the next public event.

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