1. Kònic thtr: Before the beep

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    Rosa Sánchez and Alain Baumann of Kònic thtr present excerpts of past works in performance, installation, and interactive technology, and share the status of their current work in progress, Before the beep—a dance performance piece inside an interactive and distributed installation, which allows the public to participate both remotely and in person. A dancer is the core, activating the information generated by the audience on-site through the use of cell phones, and through text and audiovisual input from the audience connected via the Internet. Before the beep refers to the changes of perception in interpersonal communication mediated by new technologies, and to the spaces that this mediation generates. Curator: Hélène Lesterlin

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    • Before the Beep -- Kònic Thtr

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      Excerpts of the piece Before the Beep, performed in Barcelona 2010. Before the beep is a dance-performance piece inside an interactive space, and with audience participation. before the beep refers to interpersonal communication mediated by new technologies, and to the spaces that this new mediation generates. The possibilities offered by new technologies to communicate have changed our idea of location and time, expanding our options as citizens. Before the Beep juxtaposes the body with these same communication technologies, and explores how they re-write the body and change our understanding of place and the idea of presence, redefining narrative and individuals. Members of the audience can participate using technological devices in several ways at distinct moments of the piece: interacting directly upon the sound-space with motion and light sensors, participating to the piece through webcams placed in the space or sending texts through their own mobile phones, which will then be projected and become part of the narrative of the piece. Before the Beep is a visual and sonic universe open to be revisited and activated by the moving body, through its technological membrane. Artistic and Stage direction: Rosa Sánchez Technological direction and sound composition: Alain Baumann Performers : dance: Sachiko Fullita performance: Rosa Sánchez live audiovisuals: Alain Baumann + Julià Carboneras Software: Alain Baumann, audio and interaction development Miroslava Moreno, Internet interactions Video and Computer Graphics: Adolf Alcañiz, Rosa Sánchez Dress: Carme Puigdevall Light : Marc LLeixà Documentation Video: Adolf Alcañiz

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