Musion Academy screenings of holographic art by audiovisual artists
Eva Pascoe and Piotr Jedrzejewski – From Copernicus to Polish Dragons – from physics to poetry of Transformations
Eva Pascoe chronicles the fascination with flying and motion from Renaissance to modern kinetic art, and Piotr Jedrzejewski will show some of his large-scale kinetic installations in the Copernicus Art and Science Centre in Warsaw.
Carol MacGillivray and Bruno Mathez – The Diasynchronoscope Project
The Diasynchronoscope is an architectural extension of Gestalt founder, Max Wertheimer’s experiments taking time-based techniques from animation and converting them to spatiality. It evokes the early animation simulators such as the phenakistoscope and the zoetrope which are direct ancestors of the piece, acting both as art object and experimental media.
Alex Allmont – LEGO clock building demonstration
This presentation explores the inner working of mechanical clocks by demonstrating how to build one from LEGO Technic. The clock escapement, pulley mechanism, clock dial and rewinder are demonstrated individually before being assembled into a full working machine that runs from gravity alone.
Starsky, Sonia Lunakatak and Empress Stah Power – Projecting Performance & Performative Projection
Richard Difford – Architecture, digital media and the kinaesthetic idea
Richard Difford is Course director for the MA Architecture and Digital Media at the University of Westminster. Architecture, as it has been understood for the last hundred or so years, has largely been theorised in terms of an elusive quality called ‘space’. Like many other three dimensional arts, architecture modifies the space in and around it. For architecture this usually means an immersive experience – a shifting pattern of sensations gathered as we move through and around the build object.
Andrew Shoben – Greyworld: Playing in the City
Andrew Shoben, founder of Greyworld, will talk about the potential of small interventions, embedded into the urban fabric of a public space, to allow some form of self-expression in areas of the city that people see everyday but normally exclude and ignore. He will share his passion for a new public art that responds to and reflects the diversity of life, lived in and around a public space. Art that places the viewer at the centre of the creative experience, encouraging them to play with their environment, offering them a glimpse into another magical layer of reality. Recent projects include the Trafalgar Sun, unveiled in Trafalgar Square last month.
Mark Zirpel – The Antikythera, the Duke of Orrery and the Phenomena of Time
Zirpel has made several series of works that are based on celestial/terrestrial relationships. In this talk he will present recent work inspired by the antikythera, a small mechanical gear train found off the coast of Greece in the 19th century and believed to be a device designed to model the movements of the planets. These small models of the solar system came to be known as orreries, after the first modern examples which were made for the Duke of Orrery.
Evan Grant is founder of arts and technology collective Seeper, and will talk about his research into cymatics with the aim of harnessing vibration through sound. His passion for inspiring wonderment has steered Seeper’s ethos as leaders in multisensory immersion through the use of tangible, gestural and kinetic interaction. Seeper are exploring a new horizon of interfaces, devices and experiences for users.
For the first time Kinetica will host the Musion Academy Awards (MAMAs), with 3 categories – Music, Performance and a Kinetica Award for the work that most closely addresses the theme of this year’s events programme.
The MAMAs premiere outstanding art pieces in live performance art, digital art, and audio visual performances. With the full shortlist of performers having been shown on the Wednesday and Thursday, the winners will be selected by a jury including Grammy Award winner Imogen Heap, George Mallen from the Computer & Arts Society, Gordana Novakovic, UCL artist in residence, Ian O’Connell from Musion, and artist Jini Rawlings from the University of Westminster’s Art & Design Lab.
The presentation will be introduced by Kinetica Director Tony Langford and features the winner and runner-up from each category. The audience will then chose the winner of the Grand Award of the MAMAs 2012, who wins a Musion installation in a venue of their choice for up to 10 days.
Programme and timings subject to change. Admittance to talks and performances requires the FULL ticket, subject to space and availability.