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Light Design & Interactive Stage Technologies Workshop with Jonathan O’Hear, organised by Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts


Nov 16 2022 to Nov 26 2022 2 p.m.




377/22, 6th Cross Rd, Vinayaka Nagar, NGO Colony, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027

Event Description

Intensive Light Design & Stage Technologies Workshop 2022 Attakkalari Centre (Bengaluru, India) in partnership with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is organising an intensive workshop on Light Design and Interactive Stage Technologies led by Swiss artist Jonathan O’Hear. The workshop will be facilitated by TransMedia Technologies. The workshop is structured as a two-week Stage Technology Laboratory to understand ways that technology can be used for live performance. This is an incredible opportunity open to theatre artists, dancers, light designers, and other professionals interested in interactive stage technologies.

The workshop is led by the acclaimed Swiss Artist Jonathan O’ Hear whose work consists primarily of lumino-kinetic objects, scenographies and stage lighting that is often experiential and tech-based. His artworks (installation, video, web and plastic art) have been exhibited in Switzerland, France, Ireland, and India and his stage designs have toured internationally. From 2013 to 2017, he was artistic co-director of the contemporary dance company, Neopost Foofwa in Geneva, where he designed scenographies, light, art installations and some performances. He also gives workshops around the world on the use of space and light as an artistic medium. The workshop is framed as a co-learning residency that encourages peer-learning between professionals from various backgrounds with a diverse range of experiences. It will encourage participants to explore and find innovative ways of using stage technologies while reaffirming time-tested and existing knowledge of different types of equipment.

The residency will equip prospective or practicing designers with up-to-date skill sets to design and execute performances and other events while also providing requisite skills and technical know-how to handle equipment following necessary safety standards. Professional dancers, theatre artists, light artists and other arts practitioners with an interest in learning how to design an interactive live performance are invited to register for this workshop.

A combination of lectures and practical exercises will help participants understand the concept of light design in conjunction with other elements of stage technologies. In the first week, participants will be introduced to some of the possibilities of interactive stage design. The theoretical component will include an introduction to technology in live performance from a historical perspective, tracing how technology makes its way into the current live performance toolbox and a perspective on A.I., its possibilities today and the potential it presents for tomorrow. The practical aspects of the course will introduce the participants to tools and methodologies such as video projection and live projection mapping, interfacing, EEG, as well as concepts such as video as light.

Participants may experiment using sensors, Kinect, motion sensing, LED’s, integrated lights, building a light source, working with massive LED arrays and more. Each day will have time set aside for conceptualizing a small project, giving participants time to refine and experiment with their ideas in light of the ongoing discussions and experimentation.

In the second week, work on the actual projects will begin. The workshop will culminate with a public process presentation at Rangamandala in Attakkalari Centre. Participants will have access to the Attakkalari studios and infrastructure to experiment and engage with one another while being guided by Jonathan O’Hear and Vilson K J, Head of TransMedia Technologies, and are expected to be present for the entire duration of the workshop as it is an intensive offline offering.

For more information about Jonathan O`Hear - https://jonathan.ohear.com/about/

For the application form, guidelines and further information: https://www.attakkalari.org/index.php?page=LightDesign

Venue: Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, 377/22, 6th Cross Rd, Vinayaka Nagar, NGO Colony, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru-27

For further info contact Madhu Muthuthodi – 9663590692/ admin@attakkalari.org

Date: Nov 16th – 26th, 2022

Time: 2 – 8 PM

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