STORY MACHINES

 

Story Machines - Theatre and Technology Symposium - Nov 7th & 8th 2015


Exploring the future of Theatre and Technology 

 

White Label present a series of talks, demonstrations, panel discussions, readings and performances exploring how we can use modern multimedia technology to invigorate theatre and performance art. Come for the tech-talk. Stay for the party. 

As part of Dublin Science Week

Progamme:

November 7th


NARRATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Workshop with Identity Problem Group

'Narrative technologies is a workshop presentation conducted by IP Group members: Łukasz Twarkowski (director), Bogumił Misala (composer) and Jakub Lech (visual artist). Its participants will explore how the emerging technologies and media practices can be used to form the new storytelling modes in theatre and performing arts.

Identity Problem Group is an interdisciplinary artistic collective, combining visual and performing arts as well as dramaturgy with architecture, video and sound art.

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OVERRIDE
Rehearsed reading
 

A new play about our relationship with technology.

Written by Stacey Gregg, directed by Sophie Motley with Judith Roddy and Raymond Scannell.

Trust. Future. Love. Technology. 

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KANTOR/TECHNOLOGIES
A specially commissioned short documentary about theatre artist Tadeusz Kantor
 

Polish avant-garde artist Tadeusz Kantor was one of those who imagined his theatre as a memory machine – software for fixing the past. The only obstacle was the imperfect body of an actor.
In the movie by Ewa Hevelke and Michał Januszaniec, Kantor’s theatre strategies are presented in the context of the works of the contemporary artists incorporating new media into their practice, like Katie Mitchell, Rimini Protokoll collective, Rabih Mroué and 59 Productions company.

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A STAGE AFTER US: KEYNOTE SPEECH & PANEL DISCUSSION
With Akhila Krishnan and guests.
 

Akhila Krishnan discusses the opportunities and challenges of using multimedia technology in performing arts.

Akhila is a visual artist, film-maker and a senior assistant designer with 59 Productions.Credits include Night Train, Olympic Opening Ceremony, The Perfect American and The Baroque Story.
Followed by Panel Discussion
With Akhila Krishnan and guests.

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BYOB - Get Saturday Night Started
https://www.facebook.com/events/161312070886793/

GRINDR: A LOVE STORY
A Rehearsed Reading
 

DIP – multimedia show
8pm
Steambox @ IMOCA

BYOB and get your Saturday night started.
Enjoy a reading of a play about technology and sexuality followed by a multimedia show from Identity Problem Group.

Will smartphones change the way we love? Piotr Trojan’s new play is based on a series of authentic meetings arranged through a dating app Grindr.

DIP is an audiovisual performance, in which three random streams: word, music and image, provoke a perceptual game.

Note:
Daytime Events are in Wood Quay Venue
http://www.woodquayvenue.ie/
Evening events are in Steambox @ Irish Museum of Contemporary Art.
http://steambox.imoca.ie/

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November 8th

WORKSHOP WITH AKHILA KRISHNAN
12pm – 2pm
Arts Technology Research Lab 
Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse St.
http://atrl.ie/

Akhila Krishnan will walk the participants through a process of making video-content for different scales of show.

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'Story Machines'
presented with support from:

Adam Mickiewicz Institure / Culture.pl
Theatre Forum
The Festival of Curiosity
Rough Magic

Poster - Katarzyna Szarek