We present current and ongoing research at MOCO 17: 4th International conference on movement and computing.
screensaver is a work-in-progress performance installation involving four dancers, a choreographer, and a musician/coder. Relationships between movement—physical, virtual and abstract—and technology are the subject of research. We propose screensaver as an intervention to raise philosophical questions and challenge assumptions about how movement research can be framed within/ alongside technological contexts.
Janine Harrington (choreography)
Jamie Forth (musician/ coder)
Vanessa Abreu (dancer)
Charlie Ashwell (dancer)
Stella Papi (dancer)
Elisa Vassena (dancer)
Supported by Arts Council England, Sadler's Wells, South East Dance, Bradnwatch, Brighton Digital Festival.
The screensaver project began in 2016 with a scratch production for Trip Space London with sound from Jamie Forth. Since then it has been developed as a gallery installation performed at Blain Southern Gallery London and Villa Empain, Brussels as part of the exhibition Decor curated by Asad Raza, Tino Sehgal and Dorothea Von Hantelmann. Recently I took the project to the Choreographic Coding Lab in Amsterdam and began working with Erik Axel Eggleing on future collaboration via processing tools. It is an ongoing and unfolding project, which will ultimatley have multiple outputs and collaborators. James Morgan (dancer-currently injured) is also part of the project and in Brussels Louise Tanoto and Erik Nevin joined the project as dancers.
At MOCO we show a further development and test of the choreographic score as a dialogue with sound design and the movement of the visitors. You can read/ see a bit about other iterations here: http://www.janineharrington.com/screensaver/
The conference is ticketed but you can see our work for free as it is in an accessible in-between space- the Weston Atrium, located in the Professor Stuart Hall Building - no. 2 on the campus map here: http://www.gold.ac.uk/campus-map/