Master Class: Live Mirror, Camera Mirror
August 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm– 3:30 pm EDT
Explore the choreographic possibilities of integrating live and virtual performers in projection with artist and Workspace resident Avye Alexandres. Participants will be introduced to theatrical mirroring exercises in combination with Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints method for devising gestures and improvising in real time. Individuals will develop a repetitive gesture, and then adapt it for video. Finally participants will explore interactions between their recorded media and the live performer.
Tactics in this workshop promote versatility of artistic interpretation, and may be adapted to any style of performance. Participants will gain tools to expand their instincts into performative actions.
Areas of focus will be: camera framing for live performance and particularly the Viewpoints elements of tempo, shape, duration, kinesthetic response and architecture.
About the program
Workspace Residency is a unique artist residency which supports local, regional and national media artists and researchers who are working on projects in film, video, audio, interactive media and emerging technologies in any stage of production. Founded in 2016 by Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center in Buffalo, New York, in collaboration with local partners Buffalo Game Space, The Foundry, and Silo City, the residency provides support through equipment, facilities, and technical support for artists experimenting across a range of old and new technologies, such as video, sound, digital platforms, interactivity, virtual reality, and 3D printing. Community outreach and public engagement components include presentation and education activities.
Workspace Residency is made possible with generous support from the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, individual members, businesses, and supporters.