Friday, April 23, 2010
Yes, I am going to work on a piece of equipment that was created more than ten years ago. I think it is good to have some reference point while working on my dissertation (taking into account the time constraints). Also, I felt it is a pity that a piece of equipment that could be in use is standing somewhere in the dusty corner of the workshop.
Here is the plan of my presentation:
I moved to explaining what LiteFoot actually is:
LiteFoot is an interactive floor developed at University of Limerick as a result of collaboration between Interaction Design Centre, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (Mikael Fernstrom, Niall Griffith and Liam Bannon) and Irish World Music Centre. It was designed as a tool supporting dance research and training, as well as facilitating choreographic experimentation. It was designed according to requirements expressed by dance researchers and practitioners, in particular, with the user input from traditional Irish dancer Catherine Foley.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I think they started earlier then it was planned but we managed to come before the end. I have to say, it was a very nice piece of art. Both visual and audio experience were satisfying my personal aesthetic. It was only after the Performance, when I managed to get to the poster and read the concept behind. Therefore, while watching/listening I could concentrate purely on emotions evoked in me, not the technicalities. However, after having read description, I could also appreciate attempt to engage audience and incorporate them into creation of the piece by the use of infrared sensors. One pity - the access to the visual part of the piece was quite limited, due to the construction of diving tank in PESS building and only few windows :-(
Thanks Sophia, for taking me there!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This was one of the assignments for Contemporary Art in the Public Realm module. A huge challenge for us as we did not have much experience in outdoor projections before. There was not much time for preparations because up till Easter we worked on IWAMD installations project. Also, the big projector we planned to use had to be repaired over Easter break. For the last week, all five groups worked very hard and managed to create five short video-animation clips which formed the content of projection. The general theme was 5 elements, agreed to be:
(check out other Lette's photos!)
I was working within Earth-group: Louisa Donnelly, Alan Gleeson, Colette Keely and Peng Lu.
Meanwhile, the choice was made about the venue of our projection:
everything went fine! Apart from some technical problems with projector, just before the credits :-) A lot of our friends came - lecturers, families, colleagues etc. - we got a very positive feedback. It is always a rewarding experience!
What a relief!!! :-)
First, quickly put together videos available:
- thanks to Sophie -> here
- thanks to Lette -> here (this one also contains credits sequence starting at 18:13)
More videos on the way!!! :-)