Design And Performance Lab





no. 1 - no. 2 - no. 3 - new kimospheres 2015-16 - Rehearsals 2016 - Metabody Forum London

Activity 1: Madrid - 23 - 27 July 2013

All project co-organizers and associates meet: every year there will be three INTERNATIONAL METABODY PLATFORMS, in different partner locations.
24th July: Metabody Internal workshop: Introductions to the project by co-organizers:
- Ana Kuntzelman presents: “Design and Performance Lab: DAP-Lab reseach activities and potential contributions"
25th July: Metabody Internal workshop –
26th July: Metabody Internal workshop –
Main topic: Metamethodological frameworks + conceptual discussions - towards a common open framework
- Ana Kuntzelman presents DAP-LAB wearable peformance prototyopes:
Audible and Inaudible Choreographies

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Ana Kuntzelman presenting DAP-Lab design philosophy at Metabody 2013 in Madrid

Conference - Multiplicities in Motion: Affects, embodiment and the reversal of Cybernetics. 3.000 years of posthuman history: “Arts and tékhnes of embodiment”
27th July Technogenetic spirals and ontological critique

Activity 2 Dresden - 14 – 17 November 2013

CYNETART festival platform for public presentation of Metabody project
Participants - Metabody partners and associates, experts and collaborators:
DAP-Lab: Johannes Birringer, Michèle Danjoux,
Jaime del Val, Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, Thomas Dumke, Johanna Roggan, Matthias Härtig, Antonio Camurri, Corrado Canepa, Giacomo Lepri, Muriel Romero, Pablo Palacio, Daniel Bisig, Robert Wechsler, Josepha Dietz, Thomas Mader, Marcello Lussana, Annika Dörr, Delphine Lavau, Alberto Magno, Jean Marc Matos, Marije Baalman, Bas Kooiker, Eva Botella Ordinas, Nimish Biloria, Dieter Vandoren, Jia-Rey Chang, Brisa Muñoz Parra, Marlon Barrios Solano, Sven Stollfuss, Isabelle Choinière, Enrico Pitozzi, Andrea Davidson, Jo Siamon Salich,Thomas Dumke, Frieder Weiss.
Participating artists and researchers:
- Martin Schöne, Ruth Schnell, Martin Kusch, Marie-Claude Poulin, Vera Ondrasikova

Metabody Performances – Presentations
_ “Nacht des Experiments” 15th November, 21h 0- 23h: with Robert Wechsler, Martin Schöne, Marco Donnarumma;
Johannes Birringer, Michèle Danjoux, Vera Ondrasikova: “Wearables / Audible and Inaudible Choreography” (film and demonstration)
(moderated by Jaime del Val on behalf of Klaus Nicolai)

Michèle Danjoux demonstrating her performable-costumes at CYNETarts2013 in Dresden

Metabody Conference
with Isabelle Choiniere, Enrico Pitozzi, Andrea Davidson, Jaime del Val & Stephan Sorgner

- Internal Workshop by the METABODY partners (and potential new partners like IMM group Mittweida, Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft Wien, TU Delft Hyperbody research lab) at Trans-Media-Lab Hellerau
16th Nov 2013: 11:oo DAP Lab (Johannes Birringer/Michèle Danjoux) present: ARTAUD Method/physical preparation method and workshop on audiophonic wearables

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Johannes Birringer & Michèle Danjoux working with Vera Ondrasikova (left) and workshop participants on wearable costumes and sound generation at Metabody-CYNETarts 2013 (Dresden); Marco Donnarumma with Danjoux's speaker collar (r)

Jaime del Val, Thomas Dumke, Antonio Camurri, Muriel Romero, Pablo Palacio, Robert Wechsler, Delphine Lavau, Johannes Birringer, Michèle Danjoux, Jean Marc Matos, Marije Baalman, Eva Botella Ordinas, Nimish Biloria, Martin Kusch, Ruth Schnell, Marcello Lussana, Marco Donnarumma;

Activity 3: Genova - 6-8, March 2014

Casa Paganini./IndoMus Lab Genoa, Italy

Participants - Metabody partners and associates, experts and collaborators:
Jaime del Val, Antonio Camurri, Corrado Canepa, Giacomo Lepri, Paolo Coletta, Stefano Piana, Alessandra Staglianò, Thomas Dumke, Steffen Hönig, Muriel Romero, Pablo Palacio, Daniel Bisig, Robert Wechsler, Marcello Lussana, Alberto Magno, Jean Marc Matos, Marije Baalman, Bas Kooiker, Eva Botella Ordinas, José Luis Carles, Nimish Biloria, Dieter vanDoren, Jia-Rey Chang, Federica Frabetti, Liana Borghi, Alicia Peñalba.
Participants DAP-Lab: Johannes Birringer, Michèle Danjoux.
7th March: Internal Workshop by the METABODY partners /

9'30-13’00 - Update on case studies from all partners
Presentation of EyesWeb research methodologies and capture./extraction protocols. Demonstrations of systems using Eyesweb developed by Infomus, including the system for emotional entrainment of autistic children and another for analysing leadership and entrainment though syncronisation of movement using sensing devices of smartphones.
14'00-18'00 - Afternoon joint session: Case Studies

Project collaboration meeting: DAP-Lab (Birrnger) and Kouros, to plan cooperation on wearable design for Phantom Limb
8th March Participation in Internal Workshop with the METABODY partners; testing of MotionComposer installation.

Activity 4 Madrid - 10 - 18 July 2014

MediaLab Prado Madrid // UAM // Casa Encendida

Particpants DAP-Lab: Johannes Birringer, Michèle Danjoux, Ana Kuntzelman
With coordinator and coorganizers: Jaime del Val (Reverso), Pablo Palacio & Muriel Romero (Instituto Stocos), Eva Botella-Ordinas & José Luis Carles (UAM), Kas Oosterhuis, Nimish Biloria, Dieter Vandoren, Jia Rey Chang (TUDelft), Thomas Dumke, Jo Siamon Salich, Steffen Hönig (TMA), Jean Marc Matos (K-Danse), Marije Baalman & Joel Ryan (STEIM), Antonio Camurri, Gualtiero Volpe, Stefano Piana, Giacomo Lepri (Infomus), Alberto Magno (Fabrica de Movimentos), Bernd Schaedlich (IMM), Robert Wechsler, Delphine Lavau, Marcello Lussana (Palindrome).
Associated and advisors: Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Dieter Vandoren, Alicia Peñalba, Yvonne Foerster, Beatriz Pichel, Oscar Quejido, Laura Rodriguez, Ekmel Ertan.
Conference speakers: Johannes Birringer, Michèle Danjoux, Nuria Font, Laura Lake Smith, Angela Parker/Káiser, Monika Jaeckel, Imogen Racz, Katherine Mills, Inês Afonso Lopes, Liz Watkins

Collaborators in workshops and meeting: Cristina Palmese, Marta Leirado, Leticia Fernández Fontecha, Marcello Lussana, Josepha Dietz

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Jaime del Val performing inside amorphous wearable architecture (c) 2014 filmstill J Birringer

July 10- 13 Participated in all internal meetings and workshops, and attended public performance of Phantom Limb (Kouros) at La Casa Encendida

July 11 Michèle Danjoux/Johannes Birrinher present audiovisual lecture at Conference (UAM): “Audible Choreography and the Limits of Control” and participated in Conference
July 12 and 13: Presented Qigong workshop with Marcello Lussana (in public park)

July 13 Filmed workshop demonstration of amorphous wearable architecture by Jaime del Val

July 13 Michèle and Johannes Birringer meet with TMA Dresden team (Jo Simaon Salich, Steffen Hönig, Thomas Dumke) to plan future collaboration on HOLOStage project and the transmutation of real presences/avatar presences

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Danjoux testing Motioncomposer interactivity in workshop with Robert Wechsler / Birringer and Salich in Madrid 2014 Madrid, discussing HOLOstage

Specially arranged workshop meetings:
1. July 14, with Marije Baakman and Jean Marc Matos on SenseState sensors (MediaLab)
2. July 14, with Daniel Bisig and Kouros on development of new speaker film costume (Casa Encendida)
3. July 14-16, with Robert Wechsler, Pablo Palacio, Marcello Lussana (Casa Encendia) on
interactive performance with disabled persons
4. Work meeting with Miguel Espada, Universidad Complutense
5. July 16, Attendance at Jaime del Val’s studio, Microsex performance
6. July 17-18, Attendance of exhibitions at Raina Sofia and Caixa Forum


Activity 5 CYNETart2014 Festpielhaus Hellerau-Dresden, November 14-16,2014

Johannes Birringer, Michèle Danjoux, and Vera Ondrasikova join up with Jo Simaon Salich, Johanna Roggen and the TMA team during the CYNETart Festival, to work on the exhibition and further prototype development of a potential KlangPyramidenKleid for the HOLOSTAGE installtion convceived by Salich.

Participants in the workshop and exhibition/performance: Johannes Birringer, Michèle Danjoux, Vera Ondrasikova, Jo Simaon Salich, Johanna Roggen, Matthias Hartig.


dress rehearsal featuring Johanna Roggen and rough prototype of pyramidHolodress, designed by Michèle Danjoux (c) DAP-Lab 2014

HOLOstage Dress Rehearsal: - go here

Activity 6 INTERNATIONAL METABODY FORUM IMF 2014 AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands December 10-18, 2014

Participants Partners: Asociación Transdisciplinar REVERSO, Madrid, Jaime del Val, Cristian Garcia - Infomus - Universitá di Genova, Genoa, Paolo Coletta, Simone Ghisio, Stefano Piana, Antonio Camurri - TransMediaAkademie – Hellerau, Dresden, Thomas Dumke, DAP_Lab – Brunel University, London, Johannes Birringer, Michele Danjoux, K-Danse, Toulouse, Jean-Marc Matos, Emilie Villemagne (1m69), STEIM, Amsterdam, Marije Baalman, Tijs Ham, Palindrome, Weimar, Robert Wechsler, Marcello Lussana, Delphine Lavau, Josepha Dietz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Eva Botella-Ordinas, Instituto STOCOS, Pablo Palacio, Daniel Bisig, Hyperbody Research Group, TUDelft, Nimish Biloria, Jia Rey Chang, Veronika Lazlo, Kas Oosterhuis, Ilona lenard, IMM, Mittweida, Bernd Schaedlich, Sebastian Voigt, ---- Associated partners, Dieter van Doren (dtr_lab), Kevin LaGrandeur (New York Institute of Technology), Lisa Wymore and Sheldon Smith (UCBerkeley) ---- Further collaborators: Miri Lee, Nicolo Merendino, Marloeke van der Vlugt, Marc Nukoop, Ricardo o'Nascimento, Jonathan Reus, Anja Hertenberger.

Programme At the end of each day (from 16h30 onwards), we meet up together and show and tell what was achieved during the day, and where to go; possibly regrouping workgroups for the next day.

Saturday morning: Final preparations for public showing. Saturday afternoon: Open for the public *** dinner break *** Saturday evenings: Open for the public Sunday morning: Reflection on the past week Sunday afternoon: Open for the public

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* Wednesday evening - presentations about the Body, Sound and Care; this will be a presentation of the MotionComposer project, and the project that STEIM has been working on over the past years with the Van Boeijen Institute in Assen. * Saturday and Sunday MetaBody presentations of what the ensemble managed to make during the week: Saturday 14-17h: open for the public - more installation/exhibition presentations. Saturday 19:30 - 22h: open for the public - more performative pieces. Sunday 14-17h: open for the public - more installation/exhibition presentations.


STEIM-Lab documentary film on new METABODy projects: - go here

(camera and postproduction by Julia Roeselers)



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D A P-lab directors: Johannes Birringer & Michèle Danjoux

(c) DAP-Lab 2015