A SEAM Symposium

If you’re interested in the cutting edge connection between dance performance and technology, then take a look at what’s happening during SEAM 2010.

The focus will be on Embodiment in Digitally Mediated Environments and includes a 2 day Symposium at the Seymour Centre (15 and 16 Oct), public talks and artist performances/ presentations by Chunky Move (GLOW), Hellen Sky, George Khut and Frédéric Bevilacqua, leader of Real Time Musical Interactions at the Institute for Music/Acoustic Research in Paris.  Exhibitions include Christian Ziegler’s (DE) Wald Forest and Emio Greco/PCs Double Skin/ Double Mind installation.

SEAM 2010 can be sampled by choreographers, students, musicians, allied artists, ‘geeks’ and the general public in different intensities depending upon their individual requirements.

Exhibitions are free, and student and other concessions to the Symposium are only $25 for a full day or $40 for 2 days of talks, installations and performance, presenting the most current research available.

Visit the SEAM 2010 blog and the Critical Path Website
Book here

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A Gibson / Ziegler Workshop

International guests Ruth Gibson and Christian Ziegler will be doing workshops with Interior students in October. Please send your expression of interest to take part to Nadia.Wagner@uts.edu.au with your year level, which workshop you are interested in and two lines on why you would like to take part.

Profile info here, more to come shortly, take a look:

Ruth Gibson, Igloo

Igloo is an internationally renown group based in London working across spatial design, virtual world making and art.

In their own words their practice is: multifaceted ranging through installation, intervention, virtualisation, film and performance drawing on the multiple layers of reality and unreality. Much of the work is in recreating environments and systems where coding joins hands with choreographies of the body. The core concept being the intersection between technology and the human spirit, where our ambivalence to technology is explored with originality, humour and intellect.

Christian Ziegler

Sydney Biennale


This years Biennale is essential viewing for all Interior Design 
students as it has such a stimulating mix of environments and spatial 
interventions, as well as terrific paintings, photographs and movies.
Cockatoo Island is especially worth the effort. (Free entry and free 
ferries from outside the MCA). Allow at least 3 hours there as there is 
a huge amount to see
Highlights for me were;  AES+F (amazing Russian movie - 9 screens in a 
circle); Cai Guo-Qiang - 9 flying cars in the biggest space on the 
Island; Isaac Julian - beautiful screen installation; Ola Kolehmainen - 
superb photos of the Opera House; Hiroshi Sugimoto - set in the amazing 
Powerhouse - full of dangerous 'science fiction' apparatus; plus much 
much more. Also great stuff at MCA   www.biennaleofsydney.com.au
Another excellent show is the current exhibition at The White Rabbit 
Gallery near UTS - well worth a visit - beautiful works beautifully 
displayed

Mike Day

Passion and Performance

I keep going back over Alexander Mcqueen videos at the moment – the ultimate in performance, technology and fashion.

McQueen’s shows were always rigorously constructed atmospheres, instense performative productions that defined the new

in fashion.  His impact was extraodinary across diverse design fields so spend some time viewing his creations and be inspired.

Masterclass with Ruth Gibson, Igloo

I’m very excited to announce that Ruth Gibson from Igloo will be doing a masterclass with interior students in September of this year. Igloo is an internationally renown group based in London working across spatial design, virtual world making and art.

In their own words:

Their practice is multifaceted ranging through installation, intervention, virtualisation, film and performance drawing on the multiple layers of reality and unreality. Much of their work is in recreating environments and systems where coding joins hands with choreographies of the body. Their core concept is the intersection between technology and the human spirit, where our ambivalence to technology is explored with originality, humour and intellect.

check them out,

www.igloo.org.uk

Responsive and Interactive Spaces

I was having a conversation with a few 4th years about responsive environments so here are projects by two people I really like at the moment, Metta Ramsgaard Thomsen from Denmark and Phillip Beesley from the UK.

In the world of interactivity and digital design processes, these works manage a wonderful playfullness coupled with a very delicate and fine grain aesthetic. Check them out for more details in the wonderful ways they interface with the public.

http://responsiveenvironments.wordpress.com/

http://www.philipbeesleyarchitect.com/sculptures/sculptures.html

http://cita.karch.dk/

The WOHA in Theatre

The ever fabulous WOHA studio based in Singapore. This is a wonderful interior project for the Genexis Theatre, Singapore. It’s wonderful what a bit of digital fabrication can do these days – the sensual curvaceous form appears like a skeletal frame, the stark geometry balanced by the honey coloured plywood timber. Note the interior of the theatre in the third photo – the skin of the room is lined with timber balls for acoustic muffling.

see more

http://www.wohadesigns.com