Gideon Obarzanek spoke at "see conference 2010". The conference on "visualization of information", organized by digital creative agency Scholz & Volkmer, is dedicated to new approaches that are being developed in the fields of design, art, architecture, new technologies and economy to confront today's complexity and to transform the immense flood of information into useable knowledge. We annually invite speakers - a broad mix of approaches, ways of thinking, industries and cultures – to present their most recent ideas on how to deal with the current flood of information, on how to visualize it and turn it into something that can be experienced.

Founded in Australia by choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, his company Chunky Move has earned an enviable reputation for producing a distinct yet unpredictable brand of genre-defying dance performance. Obarzanek’s works have been diverse in form and content and include stage productions, installations, site-specific works and film. His multi-award winning works have been performed in many festivals and theatres around the world in the U.K, Europe, Asia and the Americas. While much of Gideon’s work is concerned with human behaviour, how people get along or don’t, he also engages with technology to create imagistic productions that look at how we perceive our own bodies and the space around us. His collaborations with interactive software engineer, Frieder Weiss suggest layers of images and movement we cannot normally see but which we feel or know to exist. Responding in real time to movement and sound, the technology becomes an integral part of the aesthetic and kinaesthetic stimulus experienced by the viewers. Paradoxically, Gideon’s collaborations with sophisticated technology reveal to us things extremely human.

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