Nerve Engine

Milledge, Russell, Youdell, Becki, Campbell, Steven, and Holdsworth, Jason (2013) Nerve Engine.

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Abstract

Nerve Engine is a repeating ten-minute media arts experience which offers participants the opportunity to generate elements of the performance through movement and proximity to electronic sensors and scenographic design elements. As a media arts installation it transforms the interior of the venue into participatory zones where sculptural translucent cylinders envelope the audience and become data and light projection surfaces. The participant is at the centre of an improvised collaboration within a projected virtual environment alluding to landscape and cosmology.

The prototype for the project has been the development of a system or ‘engine’ of electronic and human parts that can respond to moments and movement, emphasizing the ephemeral nature of ‘liveness’ in performance and temporal media. The performance engine is able to engage the audience and performer in an array of sensory feedback zones. Realtime computer data processing brings the space around the participants alive in a unique synesthetic immersion that begins to complement the improvisatory interactions of the live performance.

Item ID: 31296
Media of Output: Multimedia
Show/Exhibition: 2013 Brisbane Festival Theatre Republic
QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
10-14 September 2013
Keywords: creative arts, interactive performance, choreography, media arts, visual programming
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Additional crew: Catherine Hassall, sessional performer. Tai Inoue, production assistant.

Venue credits Queensland University of Technology, Creative Industries Precincts, Digital Associates Program, The Block. Rachael Parsons, curator Blair Walkinshaw, technical manager

Support credits Queensland Government Arts Queensland, James Cook University School of Creative Arts, The Cairns Institute, Ausdance Queensland, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns

Funders: Queensland Government, Arts Queensland, Bonemap Intermedia, Ausdance Queensland, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns, Queensland University of Technology, Creative Industries Precincts
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 02:20
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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