Senses Places @ Metatopia 1.0 / International Metabody Forum Madrid 2015

INTRA-ACTION – XXI Century Quixotes: politics of the multisensorial body in the era of expressive homogenisation.
1-25 July
METATOPIA 1.0 – Performances, concerts, installations
July 22-25
Physical location: Medialab-Prado, Plaza de las Letras. C/ Alameda, 15, Madrid, Spain
Virtual location/SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Odyssey/31/147/681
Livestream channel: http://original.livestream.com/beverde

Senses Places is an ongoing collaborative project creating mixed reality participatory performance environments that engage participants in a physical and mediat(iz)ed kinesthetic/somatic movement relational experience.  We foster possibilities for multiple embodied and environmental interactive amplifications and permeations by designing/choreographing physical-virtual interfaces with/through avatars, video images, bio-signals and aspects of environments, based on live videostreams, webcam, and biometric devices, towards new inclusive modes of embodied sharing, exchanging and creative community.
Taking place in a shared virtual place* at Second Life’s MUVE, and at remote physical places, private or public, depending on the international collaborators in Japan, Newfound Land, Portugal, The Netherlands, Brazil, and New Zealand, the project builds site specific hybrids, evolving through each mixed reality instantiation, in a collaborative process of physicalizing the virtual and virtualizing the physical, where participants generate unknown posthuman corporealities.
Senses Places was an invited project at Metatopia 1.0 exhibition, integrating the ensemble of in progress Metabody projects at MediaLab Prado. In this site specific environment, Senses Places was installed inside a deformed tent constituting its smallest and most intimate physical instantiation.

Artistic direction: Isabel Valverde, GAIPS/INESC-ID, Intelligent Agents and Synthetic Characters Group, and UAb/CIAC (PT)
Technical direction: Todd Cochrane NMIT, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NZ)
Collaborators involved: Ana Moura (PT), Liz Solo (NFL), Bárbara Teixeira (PT), Joana Barreto (PT), Paulo Fernandes (PT), Artica (PT)
Support: *Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulator, Metabody

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Photos: icv

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Senses Places with CILxJam @ InterACT! Closing

Screen shot from event video excerpt

Link to video excerpt: http://www.livestream.com/beverde/video?clipId=pla_7a15d64c-bc9e-42d8-9335-273298824fc9&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb

SENSES PLACES /LUGARES SENTIDOS
January 15, 2012
5-8pm (GMT)

Mixed Reality Participatory Performance Environment at the closing of 3 months of virtual permanence @ InterACT! Virtual Interactive Artshow Second Life LEA4
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/52/145/301

Physical-Virtual Performance by CILxJAM – Contacto Improvisação Lisboa Jam
@ Auditório BMOR, Biblioteca Municipal Orlando Ribeiro, Telheiras,
Lisboa, Portugal

@ INTERACT! LEA4’s Festival de Arte Interactiva Virtual
Second Life > 15 Outubro a 15 Janeiro.
Curated by Lori Landay (Berklee University; USA)
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/19/7/21

Screen shot from event video excerpt

Direcção Artística: Isabel Valverde (Lisboa, PT)
Ambiente Interactivo: Todd Cochrane (Wellington, NZ) + Isabel Valverde + Keiji Mitsubuchi (Tóquio, JP)
Performance: CILxJAM (PT) and maybe Jun Makime e Yumi Sagara (JP) and others throughout the world appearing as video images and avatars
Música: maybe APROXIMATE (PT)
Equipa Técnica: Técnico do auditório, Isabel Valverde, Inês D’Almey (Lisboa, PT)
Coordenação: Isabel Valverde, Ana Rocha (PT)

Português
Nesta última performance participativa de realidade mista no contexto do InterACT! com a CILxJam, vamos ter uma última oportunidade experimentarmos e improvisarmos as interfaces de forma corporealizada a través do movimento dos entres os corpos físicos, imagens e avatares numa interacção de grupo. Começaremos por receber os participantes guiando-os na corporealização das interfaces: Livestream, Webcam and Nitendo’s Wii mote. Introduzindo os participantes com a relação com o seu corpos físicos e imagens através do Livestream e com avatars através da Webcam e da Wii mote, de modo a que possam po-las a funcionar na hora.
Seguidamente prosseguiremos para a jam performance participative propriamente dita numa perspectiva de Underscore, improvisando a conexão consciente com as muliplas possibilidades perceptivas deixando-as guiar as acções.

English
In this last participatory performance we will have the last chance to learn how to interact through your movement with your and other avatars. We will start by welcoming the physical and virtual participants, leading them to embodied interaction with the 3 types o interfaces: Livestream, Webcam and Nitendo’s Wii mote. Introducing them to the relation with their image through the livestream broadcast, and with the avatar through the webcam and wii mote.
Next we will improvise focusing on the grounding of the interaction with ourselves and others in the physical and virtual space, as physical, image or/and avatar bodies, becoming aware of the multiple perceptions shifting and progressing leading our connected actions/choices. Movement and contact/connection (physical and virtual) will start slow for allowing the awareness of sensing the micro events and interactions, multiple channels of local and remote communication.

Sobre Senses Places
Português
Senses Places/Lugares Sentidos é um ambiente participativo e de performance em realidade mista. Uma colaboração em dança-tecnologia gerando interfaces multimodais para o corpo inteiro canalizada para uma abordagem de dança somática transcultural. Senses Places stressa a consciência e integração perceptiva simultânea local-remota, em que os participantes e ambientes se encontram e envolvem cinestéticamente/sinestéticamente.

Que realidades corporealizadas e trocas culturais específicas emergem neste envolvimento multi-participativo? Ligados entre si e a avatars através das interfaces sugeridas: Livestream, webcam, Wii mote e, brevemente o Kinect, tudo depende da atitude dos participantes na experiência interactiva com os seus corpos físicos, mediações vídeo, animações dos avatars, e/ou alterações ambientais.

About Senses Places
English
Senses Places is a playful mixed reality performance environment for audience participation. An ongoing dance-technology collaboration generating whole body multimodal interfacings keen to a somatic cross-cultural approach; Senses Places stresses the awareness and integration of simultaneous perceptive, local-remote connections, where participants and environments meet and engage kinesthetic/synesthetically.

What emerging embodied realities and cultural specific exchanges will surface by the multi-participant varied involvement? Linked to avatars through the suggested interfaces: Livestream, webcam, Wiimote©, and soon Kinect©, it all depends on the participants’ attitude throughout the interactive experience through their own and each others’ physical bodies, video mediations, avatar moves, and/or environmental changes.

Apoio:
Biblioteca Municipal Orlando Ribeiro, PT
WelTec, Wellington Institute of Technology, NZ
IHSIS, Institute of Humane Studies and Intelligent Sciences, PT
IST/Taguspark, Oeiras, PT
DH, Digital Hollywood University, JP

Senses Places Blog: https://sensesplaces.wordpress.com/
Linden Endownment for the Arts Blog:
http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/2011/11/mixed-reality-participatory.html
CILxJAM Blog: http://contactoimprovisacaolxjam.blogspot.com/

email: cilxjam@gmail.com
blog: http://contactoimprovisacaolxjam.blogspot.com/
Yahoogroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cilxjam/
Subscribe: cilxjam-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Doação/Donation: 3-5 Euros
(No one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Apoio: Biblioteca Municipal Orlando Ribeiro

Pontos de Referência:
À saída do Metro Telheiras, “Colégio Alemão/Estrada de Telheiras”, seguir em frente pela Estrada de Telheiras até ao final. A biblioteca encontra-se do lado direito.
Do metro à biblioteca: cc de 5 minutos

Directions:
Coming out at Metro Telheiras, exit “Colégio Alemão/Estrada de Telheiras,” follow straight ahead until the end of Estrada de Telheiras. The Library is on the right, at 5 minutes from the metro station.

TODOS CONVIDADOS!!!
ALL INVITED!!!

Senses Places @ InterACT! (Second Life & IST + DH)

Às Terças-Feiras, entre 25 de Outubro de 2011 e 15 de Janeiro de 2012, o projecto Senses Places, ambiente participativo de realidade mista, estará presente e aberto à participação no jardim interior do IST-Taguspark.

Esta presença decorre no âmbito da participação deste projecto de dança-tecnologia no InterACT!, Exposição de Arte Interactiva Virtual no Second Life©, organizada pela Linden Endowment for the Arts.

Senses Places desenvolve formas integradas de interacção de corpo inteiro entre participantes-performers, via transmissão vídeo, câmara web, Wii mote©, e em breve Kinect©.

De entre os visitantes espalhados pelo mundo, algumas das sessões no IST-Taguspark incluem performances com colaboradores na Universidade Digital Hollywood, em Tóquio, entre outras.

https://www.ist.utl.pt/

https://www.ist.utl.pt/pt/eventos/2011/10/Senses_Places

Senses Places @ InterACT! LEA Art Show

InterACT!
A Linden Endowment for the Arts exhibition showcasing interactive virtual art

Curated by L1Aura Loire/Lori Landay, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Visual Culture & Interactive Media, Berklee College of Music

LEA4  October 15, 2011 – January 15, 2012
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/21/9/21

Virtual art can invite, or even insist, that you interact with it. The artists in this exhibition cleverly and creatively make art out of interactions between data, objects, actions, and people within and beyond the virtual world in a stunning array of installations and experiences that stretch the possibilities of virtual art. Expect the unexpected, and click whenever you can. #interactLEA

Senses Places is a playful mixed reality performance environment for audience participation. An ongoing dance-technology collaboration generating whole body multimodal interfacings keen to a somatic cross-cultural approach; Senses Places stresses the awareness and integration of simultaneous perceptive, local-remote connections, where participants and environments meet and engage kinesthetic/synesthetically.

What emerging embodied realities and cultural specific exchanges will surface by the multi-participant varied involvement? Linked to avatars through the suggested interfaces: Livestream, webcam, Wiimote©, and soon Kinect©, it all depends on the participants’ attitude throughout the interactive experience through their own and each other’s physical bodies, video mediations, avatar moves, and/or environmental changes.

Senses Places – Mixed Reality Participatory Performance Environment by:

Butler2 Evelyn/Isabel Valverde, PT
Toddles Lightworker/Todd Cochrane, NZ
In Yan/Keiji Mitsubuchi, JP
Island Habana/Yukihiko Yoshida; JP
Anisabel/Ana Moura, PT

With: CILxJAM + APROXIMATE
Also Physical site @ Ler Devagar, Rua Rodrigues Faria,, Lx Factory, 1300-501 Alcântara, Lisboa, PORTUGAL
(Antiga Gráfica Mirandela em Alcântara) 103 – Ed. G – 0.3,

Note to the Participants: SENSES PLACES’ SL environment is always open and you can get the desktop-free interfaces, plus the Livestream channels’ logins and passwords to share your video image, from the SENSES PLACES Giver in the space. Just copy and follow the instructions.
You need to have a webcam and, for the wii mote, a mac computer. And an extra camera for the livestream video.
We would appreciate if you send some feedback about your experience or help message, in case you have a problem running the interfaces.
Good Luck!!!

http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/2011/10/1015-2pm-pdt-interactive-performance.html