The aim of these pages is to provide reflection and analysis related to the processes of the workshop during and after the event. These pages will contain a discursive mixture of reportage, dialogue, illustration, critical reflections and emerging strategies and methodologies for creating mediated performance work. The original aims of the overall workshop can be read here.
As with many "new media" projects, the use of electronic technologies in performance work can be traced back along historical and aesthetic trajectories that include and overlap with a range of art practices including installation, performance and communication art, video, and animation. In doing so, one encounters many of the same concerns being addressed using different forms of technology in different contexts.
One aspect of the SDAT04 workshop has been to utilize a triggering/sensor environment in the performance space. This has had particular implications for the dancers and also for the animators who wished to create characters and worlds for performers to interact with.
Another aspect of the workshop concerns the use of computerized choreography/virtual reality and cyberspace based on notions and imagery of travels to distant and usually outer spaces.
Navigation of this Site: Under the Menu there are five items; 1) a Word/Phrase Index where you can find a single alphabetical list of many of the key terms and phrases around which this documentation is oriented; 2) a link to the SDAT04 Homepage which has introductory information and description of the workshop; 3) a link back to this Documentation Introduction page; 4) a link to the Seminars description page; 5) a link to the Video/Animation Archive page with some details about the public presentation day 28 May 2004.