Design And Performance Lab



(Moveable World)

a mixed reality choreographic project created in a research collaboration between DAP-Lab and Japanese artists and researchers (Keio University)

[ Ukiyo on dance tech net ]

Ukiyo Workshop 3

Anne Laure Misme in rehearsal on WorkerWoman scene and Helenn Ren rehearsing HammerWoman with prosthetic arm (c) 2010


Networked Virtual Performance Envirorments 3: London UKIYO LAB

The Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance & DAP-Lab, School of the Arts, Brunel University (West London) with Maison Artaud [dir. Hironobu Oikawa] and Keio University


UKIYO Lab3: June 1- 6, 2010

Antonin Artaud Building, Studio 101


For documentation of the workshop, go here


After the first two labs at Brunel University (May 2009) and Keio University (December 2009), the forthcoming workshop is the third cross-cultural UKIYO workshop in performance, design and network technologies features artists and researchers from the DAP-Lab and Japanese partners from Keio University and Maison dArtaud (Tokyo). The project involves collaborative research experimentation conjoining artistic, technological and scientific disciplines. Based on a design libretto for the composition of a mixed reality installation - Ukiyo --Moveable World - the workshop develops performance concepts for linking physical performance spaces with virtual spaces/Second Life and a diverse range of innovative wearable design and programming, including:

- choreographies with interactional design, sounding bodies & audio processing

-design for wearable garments and audiophonics

- photographic/videographic image composition for interactional performance

- scenographic concepts for interactional choreography in mixed and networked virtual environments

- avatar performance and animation/anime

- programming of mixed reality environments

- analysis of sensory processing, polyphonics, and multimodal perception


The workshop takes place every day from 11 - 13 & 14:oo to 21:3o in the Artaud Studios. Interested observers are welcome.

On Wednesday June 2 , 16:oo the team conducts an open rehearsal and research lecture demonstratioon presenting key principles and organizational methods of the workshop.


The UKIYO project will be concluded in June 2010 with the ensemble touring Slovenia, with public exhibitions of UKIYO 2 and a workshop held at KIBLA in Maribor.


The premiere of UKIYO 2

for further documentation, go to KIBLA


[In November/December 2010, the new production and wearable designs will be presented in London, with the expected participation of Yoko Higashino and her Baby Q Contemporary Dance Company].


Antonin Artaud Building, Studio 101, Science Park off Cleveland Road, next to BitLab.

Contact: Birringer +44 (0)1895 267 343 johannes.birringer at


Johannes Birringer, artistic director, DAP

Tokyo artistic partnership (Keio University) coordinated by Yukihiko Yoshida

Lab Photos (c) DAP



We're accessible via the Metropolitan line. This is how you get to campus from Uxbridge Station:

Artaud Centre



This research project is funded by a PM12 Connect/British Council Grant, a RDF (Brunel University) grant, and is further supported by an award from The Japan Foundation.


Special thanks to Christian Kracht, author of "Ich werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten" and Siegfried Zielinski's media archaeology.

dance tech network site of Ukiyo project


All photos (c) DAP-Lab




(c) dap 2009


Project directors: Johannes Birringer & Michèle Danjoux

Brunel University, West London