3RD Motion Bank

3RD Motion Bank / Choreographic Coding Lab is waiting for you! 7-11 April 2015!

Are you an artist working creatively with code and digital media with an interest in movement? Then come join Motion Bank and the team at the Deakin Motion.Lab in Melbourne, Australia for the next Choreographic Coding Lab where movement hackers and practitioners will be gathering to discuss and work on projects, ideas and challenges in a peer-to-peer setting.

3RD Motion Bank

The Choreographic Coding Lab (CCL) format offers unique opportunities of exchange and collaboration for digital media ‘code savvy’ artists who have an interest in translating aspects of choreography and dance into digital form and applying choreographic thinking to their own practice. This format supports working with patterns in movement scores and structures through finding, generating and applying them with results ranging from prototypes for artworks to new plug-ins for working with dance related datasets. The CCLs also seek to support a sustainable collaborative practice among its participants encouraging ongoing exchange in a growing artistic research community.

CCLs are an outcome of Motion Bank, a four-year research project of The Forsythe Company focused on the creation of digital dance scores with guest choreographers. This research involved the study, documentation and analysis of unique choreographic approaches, and the datasets and tools used behind the development of the Motion Bank scores will be made available for the CCLs.

The Deakin Motion.Lab is a movement, art and technology research centre based at Deakin University’s Burwood Campus, in Melbourne that includes a permanent facility that is fully equipped and purpose designed for 3D motion capture. For the Deakin CCL an installation of Piecemeta/ Piecemaker (http://piecemeta.com/) will integrate this high-end 3D motion capture data with the CCL approach to working with dance related datasets.

3RD Motion Bank
The week will be enriched by interactions with experienced local choreographers and members of the Motion Bank research team. The organizers of the CCL will facilitate internal exchanges, documentation and open-door moments. The Motion.Lab space and equipment will be freely provided: https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/motionlab/motion-capture-services/facilities/.

There is no fee for participation, but applicants are asked to propose starting points and ideas. Collaborative teams involving coders, choreographers, object, sound and filmmakers interested in the Motion Bank research are encouraged to apply. A selection will be made to ensure the right balance of participants and what they bring to the lab. The application deadline is 1 February 2015. Participants will arrive and gather on the evening of April 7th for an informal get together, then begin exploration in the lab on April 8th.

For more information and the application form visit the following websites:

Go directly here for the application form:

Contact with questions about the Motion.Lab facilities:
John McCormick (john.mccormick@deakin.edu.au)

Contact with general questions about participation:
Florian Jenett (florian@motionbank.org)

Proudly supported by the Processing Foundation processing.org and VVVV vvvv.org

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