Electronic Arts and Performance

  1. DNA Portrait is a lovely short documentary shot by TED's own Kari Mulholland. It features the work of the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, who spent time collecting hairs shed in public spaces... and then sequencing the DNA therein to print 3D sculptures of what those hairs' owners might look like. Whoa. The film is also the secret story of the lab run by TEDGlobal 2012 speaker, Ellen Jorgensen. At Genspace, people are able to experiment with DNA-based technology, regardless of their scientific knowledge or experience. As Jorgensen comments in the film, Dewey-Hagborg's work is super interesting, not to mention searingly contemporary. "It's a very accessible way for the public to engage with this new technology. It really brings it to light how powerful it is, the idea that a hair from your head can fall on your street and a perfect stranger can pick it up and know something about it," she says, adding: "With DNA sequencing becoming faster and cheaper, this is the world we're all going to be living in."

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  2. Art Hack Day Berlin: Going Dark

    Between September 26-28 2013, fifty artists and hackers inhabited LEAP to create new collaborative projects on the theme of "Going Dark". The opening took place September 28 2013. (facebook.com/events/557710164277488/)

    "Going Dark" is the first of two events with Art Hack Day/LEAP and transmediale 2014: The second event takes place during the 2014 transmediale festival January 29 - February 2 2014 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

    Art Hack Day Berlin is a two part project by Art Hack Day/LEAP and transmediale 2014.


    Video by ChopChop

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    Jamie Allen
    Anthony Antonellis
    Elin Aram
    Kim Asendorf
    James Auger
    Ralf Baecker
    Jeremy Bailey
    Katharina Birkenbach
    Juan Pedro Bolivar Puente
    Robert Böhnke
    Katrin Caspar
    Arturo Castro
    Paul Christophe
    Alessandro Contini
    Alberto De Campo
    Lindsay Eyink
    Andreas Nicolas Fischer
    Daniel Franke
    David Gauthier
    Annie Goh
    Helene Hahn
    Darsha Hewitt
    Hannes Hoelzl
    Brendan Howell
    Akitoshi Honda
    David Huerta
    Dean Hunt
    Quin Kennedy
    Tove Kjellmark
    Mey Lean Kronemann
    Rosemary Lee
    Alessandra Leone
    Jana Linke
    Daniel Massey
    Olof Mathé
    Iain McCurdy
    Daria Merkoulova
    Jerome Morin-Drouin
    Tanya Mulkidzhanova
    Goran Ojkic
    Nora O Murchu
    Julian Oliver
    Dennis Paul
    Jacob Penca
    Christopher Pietsch
    Sascha Pohflepp
    Niko Princen
    Tim Pulver
    Sebastian Sadowski
    Sebastian Schmieg
    Marcel Schwittlick
    Tor Rauden Källstigen
    Jacob Sikker Remin
    Billy Rennekamp
    Chanpory Rith
    Bettina Shzu-Juraschek
    Bengt Sjölen
    Ramin Soleymani
    Wolfgang Spahn
    Nicole Srock Stanley
    Adriaan Stellingwerff
    Barry Threw
    Claire Tolan
    Tina Tonagel
    Johan Uhle
    Danja Vasiliev
    Harm van den Dorpel
    Paul Vollmer
    Johannes Wagener
    Addie Wagenknecht
    Nils Westerlund
    Andrey Zhukov


    Art Hack Dack Berlin: Going Dark was sponsored by Audi, MailChimp, Google Chrome, seeed, IFTTT, Artsy, NewHive, Eventbrite, Iconmobile, Serve-u, Tinkersoup, Adobe (& befriended by Retune)

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  3. Das Numen Sonor @ Schinkel Pavillon Berlin, März-April 2013, Das Numen Kollektiv, dasnumen.com, dasnumen.com/Sonor.htm

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  4. "Balance from Within", initiated in 2010 by STUDIO artist-in-residence Jacob Tonski, is a 170-year-old sofa which uses an internal robotic mechanism to balance precariously on one leg, continuously teetering, responding internally to external forces. The piece was recently completed and exhibited at the 2013 FILE festival in Brazil. More information: studioforcreativeinquiry.org/projects/balance-from-within

    Tonski writes: "Balance comes from within. It’s a delicate act, and sometimes we fall down. 'Balance from Within' is a meditation on the nature of human relations, and the things we build to support them."

    Tonski is an assistant professor at Miami University, Ohio in the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (aims.miamioh.edu) and the Department of Art (arts.miamioh.edu). "Balance from Within" was developed through a residency at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, with support from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and finishing support from the School of Creative Arts, Miami University, Ohio.

    Jacob Tonski (jacobtonski.com) acknowledges the Oxford Community Arts Center, Oxford Ohio and Caroline Croswell for the opportunity to film the piece in such a wonderful location; Lynn Johnson and the Miami University Instrumentation Lab for electrical engineering consultations; Seth Cluett, Emily Moorhead, Garth Zeglin and John Sneckenberger.

    Music: Prelude in A Major Op. 28 No. 7 by Frederic Chopin
    Performed by Jeremiah Jones, licensed CC By 3.0 from Lisztonian.com

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  5. See more architecture and design movies at dezeen.com/movies

    This conceptual food by Royal College of Art graduate Minsu Kim would wriggle around on the plate and in your mouth.

    Minsu Kim's Living Food project builds on developments in synthetic biology to propose meals that behave like living creatures.

    "Synthetic biotech has already started to create artificial life in organic forms," says the designer, citing a swimming artificial jellyfish made of heart cells by researchers at Caltech and Harvard University. "Breathing life into artificial digestible forms in not merely a fantasy."

    In the Design Interactions department of the Royal College of Art's graduate exhibition this week, Minsu Kim presents three dishes, each exhibiting a different behaviour: wriggling around, waving tentacles or puffing up as though breathing.

    "This project explores new culinary experiences through developments in synthetic biology, and finds its lineage in haute cuisine and molecular gastronomy," the designer adds. "What if food was able to play with our cutlery and create hyper-sensations in our mouth?"

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(Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance)

x Electronic Art
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x Video Art
x Installation
x Performance
x Contemporary Music
x Sound Art

Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance (LEAP) is a non-profit interdisciplinary project for electronic, digital media arts and performance that aims to initiate the dialogue between art, science and technology. LEAP’s central concept is based on experimental research in digital technologies and media, which shape and change our present and future society and stimulate new discourses, discussions and questions.

The human being (or body) is thus in performative interaction with these technologies and their impact on society and culture. He stands in a transformative process with its environment and thus prompts to challenge the limits of its exterior and interior.
The conceptual and substantive program of LEAP deals with the discussion of new discourses, critical issues and provides a bridge between theory and practice. With its exhibitions and projects, LEAP is interested in this direct involvement of the urban environment outside the gallery, incorporating this relationship into its experimental context and in exploring the progressive fusion of real and virtual space.


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