Inspiré du fameux cours «How to make (almost) anything», donné au MIT par Neil Gershenfeld, père du concept du Fab Lab, je vais donner en français un atelier à la HEP Vaud lors d’un colloque sur la conception d’un artefact. Suite au colloque, j’ai écrit ce texte.
I gave a workshop on how to make interactive political films at Mediamatic with Florian Thalhofer and his Korsakow authoring tool, to a very interesting range of participants (all filmmakers) who had come with their own footage. The final presentations took place at a local film school in Amsterdam.
A reader was put together by Mediamatic.
I gave a workshop on interactive video, using max/msp/jitter, to the students of the Haute Ecole d’Arts Appliqués (now HEAD) in Geneva. This master program is now called Media Design. The workshop included a small production which we shot in Geneva. It was a cadavre exquis on the theme of «what happens in bedrooms».
I spent 3 extraordinary days with Marie Brassard and her team. Installed in the Usine C in snowed-in Montréal with her company Infrarouge, I presented to her various technological possibilities for her new show called the «Peepshow» project, ranging from AI-controlled virtual creatures to architectural and scenographic ideas for video on the stage. A private workshop if you will.
Vallejo Gantner (now director of PS122), director of the Dublin Fringe Festival, invited me (Media Lab Europe) to be a mentor, together with Steve Valk (Forsythe Company/Daghdha), Jocelyn Clarke (Abbey Theatre) and John Collins (Elevator Repair Service), for a 2-week workshop at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, in Annaghmakkerig.
We explored new forms of drama, new relationships between performers & their audience, & non-linear storytelling in performance.