08 September | 20:00

Joana Chicau & Renick Bell #490

Image credit: Andrés Torres C.
Image credit: Andrés Torres C.
Image credit: Andrés Torres C.
Image credit: Andrés Torres C.
  • Doors: 19:30
  • Start time: 20:00
  • Entrance: 6-10 € (up to your offer)

Joana Chicau, Renick Bell - Circle & Half (Círculo e Meio)

An audio-visual live coding performance combining choreographic thinking and algorithmic improvisation. The performance aims at reflecting how language boundaries are enacted through the computing environment and the society at large. It is informed by on-going research and recollection of musical and choreographic scores that reference principles of non-linear composition, non-hegemonic time and space constructs, techno-feminist understandings. This piece combines two distinct but connected digital interfaces - an audio system live coded in Haskell and a visual system live coded in the web browser - through tools enabling data-sharing and possibilities for each to influence the other’s system. The interaction use a shared choreographic vocabulary, creating meaning and producing an imaginarium around the act and conditions of coding. It provides a platform enabling spontaneous joint composition and presented audio-visual interactions. The piece explores how movement, gestures, discourses, and behaviours are choreographed and communicated through the apparatuses at work and how our hybrid digital systems and transdisciplinary research practices co-construct each other. http://circle.renickbell.net/

Joana Chicau [PT/NL] is a designer, creative coder, researcher - with a background in classical & contemporary dance. She runs a transdisciplinary research project which interweaves media design and web environments with performance and choreographic practices. She has been actively participating and organizing events with performances involving multi-location collaborative algorithmic improvisation, digital rights, open discussions on gender equality and activism. http://joanachicau.com/

Renick Bell [US/JP] is a computer sound composer, programmer, and teacher based in Tokyo, Japan. He has released music on several labels, including Lee Gamble’s UIQ, Rabit's Halcyon Veil, and Quantum Natives, with another album forthcoming on Seagrave, among others. His research interests are live coding, improvisation, and algorithmic art using open source software. He is the author of Conductive, a library for live coding in the Haskell programming language. He graduated from the doctoral program at Tama Art University. http://renickbell.net/