Technology in the Theater: NYC Fringe Festival

Technology in the Theater: NYC Fringe Festival
Apple Store, Upper West Side
1981 Broadway New York City
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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FMT co-founder Holly Daggers will provide a demonstration of some of the 3D and interactive visual technology used in her collaboration with Decadancetheater for the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival.

The New York International Fringe Festival has been a staple in the multi-arts scene for fifteen years. At this event, join moderator Hy Bender and representatives from “Theater of the Arcade,” “When the Sky Breaks 3D,” “The Legend of Julie Taymor,” and “Technodoulia Dot Com” for a discussion about how they use Apple products and technology onstage and behind the scenes.


Decadancetheater with Wetcircuit
“When the Sky Breaks 3D”

EyeWash Parallax

FORWARD MOTION THEATER presents EYEWASH

Live bands and visuals!
Thursday, May 5th, 9:30pm – midnight
$5 at the door

R BAR
218 Bowery St (Between Prince and Spring), NYC
(map below)

tonight’s audio and visual artists:
PLANET CHILD and ZGUBY
EYELOVE
OUTPT+PARIS
MIKHAIL TORICH
WETCIRCUIT
GOFERBOY
VJ PIXALOT

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Backscatter

BACKSCATTER – interactive visuals, music, performance by Wetcircuit (Holly Daggers). Premiered at ReVISION by Forward Motion Theater at The Tank January 14th, 2011

“Backscatter technology is used by the TSA – a division of Homeland Security – to perform random full-body scans of airline passengers. The scanners create “ionizing radiation”, X-rays powerful enough to strip molecules in the body of their electrons. Charged particles launch from the skin back into the scanner, producing a ghostly nude image that is literally created from body matter.

Fourth Amendment rights are forfeit when passengers consent to the search.”

Artist statement:

My performance piece BACKSCATTER premiered in NYC on January 14th 2011. My first in which I have done 100% of the creative work: music, visuals, interactive camera technology, and the stage performance itself.

The piece is intended to provoke some thought about the TSA’s use of X-ray radiation to produce body scans of airline passengers. While most of the public outcry about the backscatter technology (at least in the media) focused on whether passengers’ privacy could be assured in a digital age, I found some of the health risks to be more alarming.

Unlike photography where photons bounce harmlessly off skin into a cameralens, “backscatter” refers to a process where you are bombarded with enough radiation that your skin blast off its own electrons – in effect you are zapped with enough juice that your body “glows” – briefly, long enough to be seen by the scanner’s sensors. This is how the bodyscanners can see under your clothing. Your skin will glow, your electrons pass through your clothes, and any concealed denser objects are revealed as shadow.

The technology behind the performance includes a camera-based interactive program that translates the body into a 3D field of grids and vertices. The program controls two video projectors, one projecting geometric patterns onto the body, the other showing the dynamic results. The audio is procedurally generated within structured parameters to generate a new soundtrack every performance.

Direct link is here: http://vimeo.com/fmt/backscatter

ReVision January 14-15, 2011

ReVision by Forward Motion Theater presented by The Tank
http://www.forwardmotiontheater.org/revision

Date: Friday and Saturday, January 14-15, 2011
Time: 8PM, pre-show 7:30PM

The Tank
354 West 45th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Ave)
A/C/E to 42nd Street/Port Authority
Tickets: $15 advance, $18 at door
Purchase: BUY ONLINE or at the door
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/139354

Six independent works by Performing Artists incorporating
Technology, Dance, Spoken Word, Costume, and Music

featuring:
Blue Muse Dance
Kim Gibilisco Dances
Wetcircuit
Eric Dunlap
Jon Keith Brunelle
Mikhail Torich
Urban Wash Dance
DJ SphinX

polymorphic ovulation device

Forward Motion Theater presents Polymorphic Ovulation Device (p.o.d.), an artificial womb and teacher. Within the pod a person is grown, a clone programmed with a lifetime of experiences.

Dancer/choreographer Eric Dunlap and media artist Holly Daggers.

This performance is a 5 minute excerpt recorded at White Room in New York City.

Swirliens – The AlieNation at reVision

Swirliens (premiere)

AlieNatioN & Wetcircuit & Eric Dunlap

performance by Raquel Giberstein & Hector Perez choreography by Eric Dunlap
costumes designed by Hector Perez
live visuals by Wetcircuit
music by Mixtress vs Chiano

Presented at Re:Vision Tempera Libre, June 30, 2010
Produced by Forward Motion Theater
forwardmotiontheater.org/tag/revision