Performance Engine and Hypermap

mei 23rd, 2011

This week I’ll be at Psi#17 working on two shifts. This years conference focusses on Camillo 2.0: Technology, Memory, Experience. “It combines science, scholarly pursuit and art in an exciting five-day programme of lectures, presentations of current research (both theoretical and practical), performances, debates, workshops, as well as so-called ‘shifts’ (hybrid programme components introduced by participants or initiated by the organisers which pave the way to unconventional types of presentations)”. The two shifts I’m working on are Performance Engine by Joris Weijdom of the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) and Hypermap by Danslab and BIT.

The Performance Engine will be presented in Studio T on Friday 27th from 7 pm till 9 pm. We will focus on the possibilities of the Performance Engine as a technological memory machine. The Performance Engine (developed by Joris Weijdom and his team) is a system of hard- and software that enables theatre practitioners to improvise with interactive digital media. In several laboratory settings (LAB’S) practitioners have experimented with this setup and used the experience in their work. Currently, Weijdom’s research group at the Utrecht School for the Arts is working on the next phase of implementing so-called Mixed Reality techniques into the context of theatre and performance.
By Joris Weijdom in collaboration with Jochem Naafs, Ferdy Guliker and Roderick Gadellaa.

For more information download the program on (.pdf) and visit the website of the research group:

From Wednesday 25th till Saturday 28th Danslab and BIT will work on Hypermap, a research in which they will try and remember, combine and forget the (exchange of) (embodied) knowledge during the conference. We will use the concept of Ola Maciejewska’s performance unforgettable existents to absorb, document, exchange and archive this knowledge. Last Sunday we had a try-out at Theater Zeebelt in The Hague during a conference on the future of graphic design and from Wednesday onwards we will pop-up at various location in the city of Utrecht. In CBKU we will build an archive of the memories and experiences of the conference.
By Diane Elshout, Bruno Listopad, Giulia Mureddu, Ola Maciejewska, Jochem Naafs, Jette Schneider and Eric Schrijver.

For more information download the program on (.pdf) and visit the website:

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