my body is a sampler – exploring events in the periphery of our couscousness. Mapping the City of #aarhus. Performance at Media Architecture Biennale 2014, Aarhus
In few days I will fly to Vietnam. For a week, I will be part of Extreme Environment Project: Vietnam Tu Lan Caves Expedition. We will bring a small group of student from School of Creative Media to explore and collect data of the most spectacular nature of jungle, caves, waterfalls and dark tunnels in Vietnam. Along 35 km journey, I will apply em:toolkit -mapping tool for performance - to extract environmental data using embodiment performance practices, underwater field-recording, and GPS tracking. The project is presented by School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Stay tuned!
em:toolkit – urban mapping and performance practice tool – Case Study#1 in Aarhus! As part of the ongoing my PhD research project ‘Performing Urban Complexity’, in November 2014, I conducted a workshop with 10 participants in Aarhus, Denmark. The workshop has been conducted as a collaborative platform in which participants have contributed actively both in theory and practice to the general discussion, feedback and development of the toolkit. The workshop took place at Kunsthal., with the support of Participatory IT/Department of Aesthetic of Communication at the University of Aarhus. The results of the workshop, were presented in form of talk and performance at the Media Architecture Biennale in Aarhus at the end of November. More info on my PhD’s blog: https://spaceasprocess.wordpress.com
As part of my Phd research, from today, I will be part of Datafied research conference/workshop at City University of Hong Kong, 17-22 October 2014. The workshop organized by Aarhus University, City University of Hong Kong and transmediale, Berlin.
I will present a short paper Cartography as data embodiment process, in which i will introduce some the latest version of em:toolkit.
Finally Drops & Folds is out! The project was presented by Ramdom at ArtVerona Fiera d’Arte #independents5. Drops&Folds is an immersive soundwork entirely created and reworked from the field-recording collected along the coast from Santa Maria di Leuca and Gagliano del Capo. The work explores the underwater soundscapes of the sea, caves, and cliffs and situated along the coast. Drops and Folds is part of remapping extreme land# and produced by Ramdom, Progetto GAP. Gagliano del capo, 2014 soundtrack composed by Alessandro Carboni. More details on Remapping Extreme Land Project’s website
As part of my ongoing Phd research project, Performing Urban Complexity, during my visiting research at PIT University of Aarhus, I will explored the potentiality and performativity of body as tool for read, map and translate urban complexity. In the following weeks, I will established a collaborative research platform in which he will collaborate with researchers, practitioners to developed EM_toolkit, a new methodological toolkit for urban mapping and performance. The toolkit is able to accumulate-assemble-reassemble data from and with the city and translates that data into performance. Informed by Action Research strategies, Em_toolkit will implies a sequence of steps and processes built on ethnographic data collection, field work practices, network analysis and performance.