Tuesday, 4 October 2016

OPEN PLATFORM_7 17 November 2016 @algomech 2016 - OPEN CALL

RAP(s) - Random Access Performances - TwT.algomake - OPEN CALL 
AlgoMech 2016, Access Space, Sheffield, UK
Thursday, 17 November 2016, 6-9pm

OPEN PLATFORM - Lego robot by John X. Moseley
OPEN PLATFORM/RAP(s) - TwT. returns as part of AlgoMech 2016 - the first Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement in Sheffield - and we invite you to contribute to another quirky evening of digital randomness! 

AlgoMech seeks to examine the complex relationship between technology, widely defined, and performance. This first edition of the festival will celebrate the resurgence of making in performance, where creative processes are made visible during a live event. Rather than presenting technology as seamless, AlgoMech will pick at the seams, exposing its innards as human made and reconfigurable. algoMech goes beyond fashionable notions of technology by taking the long view and bringing together mechanical, kinetic, electronic and software arts. Spanning the stone age to present day AlgoMech builds a picture of the human maker as both digital and analogue, thinking and feeling, embodied yet reaching beyond what is bodily possible.

At the heart of OPEN PLATFORM/RAP(s) - TwT.  lies the idea of making performance from algorithmic processes and translating computational processes into physical presentations and performances. We invite you to experiment, perform, express, make things, dance, present, sing, rap, read, or just tell us about your digital project or work - but without using anything digital! Anything goes as long as it is about or related to digital technology, 1 to 10 minutes in duration and happening on some sort of platform. You can use the wooden platform provided (65x95cm) or make your own.

OPEN PLATFORM_7/RAP(s) - TwT.algomake is open to anyone interested in re-thinking the digital and not limited to artists or professional performers/presenters. 'Technology without Technolggy' (TwT) performances are a creative, playfully serious strategy to negotiate the 'unknowable' of digital technology and the constant information overload in our contemporary world.

OPEN PLATFORM/RAP(s) - TwT.  is a micro event series that explores the digital with physical means by asking performers to present digital work without using anything digital. Five performers take up the challenge of re-thinking the digital with free interpretations that are 1 to 10 minutes in duration, about or related to digital technology and happening on some sort of platform. OPEN PLATFORM/RAP(s) - TwT. originated at Access space in 2012 and is curated by Susanne Palzer.

AlgoMech 2016 takes place in various locations around Sheffield, UK, from 12-19 November 2016. The festival will feature talks, hand-on workshops, concerts, performances and an Algorave, all exploring algorithmic and mechanical movement. AlgoMech is organised by FoAM Kernow and LoveBytes, in collaboration with Millennium Gallery, Access Space, and Sheffield Hallam and Sussex Universities. AlgoMech 2016 is part of Year of Making Sheffield 2016.

To submit please fill in the APPLICATION FORM.

Please note there will be a small fee to cover expenses.
For further information please contact Susanne Palzer.

More information about OPEN PLATFORM/RAP(s)-TwT. and previous events here.

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