Tuesday, 20 November 2012

OPEN PLATFORM_2 09 November 2012 at Access Space - Audience

RAP(s) - Random Access Performance(s)- TwT.createyourownplatform

There was a great atmosphere at OPEN PLATFORM_2 as everybody crammed into the Access Space foyer to enjoy the intimate performances:



    

All images courtesy of Richard Bolam/That Timelapse Guy, Susanne Palzer and Access Space.


OPEN PLATFORM_2 09 November 2012 at Access Space

OPEN PLATFORM/RAP(s): recycled plywood,
laser cut at Refab Space,
with thanks to John X. Moseley 
Random Access Performance(s) - TwT.createyourownplatform

Thanks to all the performers who took up the challenge of performing the digital without using anything digital and everyone who made it down to Access Space for OPEN PLATFORM_2! It was a great evening with a great atmosphere which took the event to the next level! ;)

We will be planning OPEN PLATFORM_3 for early next year. If you are interested in performing please get in touch with Jake or Susanne.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

OPEN PLATFORM_2 09 November 2012 at Access Space - Open Call

RAP(s) - Random Access Performances - TwT.createyourownplatform 
Friday, 09 November 2012, 6-8pm at Access Space

Join us for another evening of digital randomness: after the success of OPEN PLATFORM_1 - Technology without Technology you are invited to contribute and take part in OPEN PLATFORM_2 - TwT.createyourownplatform!

Experiment, perform, express, dance, present, sing, rap, read, or just tell us about your digital project or work - but without using anything digital! And this time we give you the option to create your own performance platform!

Anything goes as long as it is about or related to digital technology, 1 to 10 minutes in duration and happening on some sort of platform: you can use the wooden platform provided (65x95cm) or make your own.  

To register or for further information email: 

Susanne arandomprocessexperiment@gmail.com or
Jake jake@access-space.org 



Access Space
Unit 1, AVEC Building
3-7 Sidney Street
Sheffield
S1 4RG




OPEN PLATFORM is a performative event that explores the digital with physical means and the fusion of performance and technology in the widest sense.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

OPEN PLATFORM_1 27 July 2012 at Access Space - The Performances


RAP(s)- Random Access Performance(s) - Technology without Technology

Susanne Palzer - Doodle Doot Doot-Doot Doodle Do Doodoo/Taschenrechner

OPEN PLATFORM/RAP: Susanne Palzer/
Doodle Doot Doot-Doot Doodle Do Doodoo
HDV Still: Richard Bolam/Susanne Palzer
In the (on) space I open the closing event of RAM/RAR/RAA+RAP(s) at Access Space with a tribute to digital pioneers Kraftwerk - before offering the platform to other performers. With a cardboard calculator I perform a transcript of digital sounds from the 1991 ('The Mix') dance version of 'Taschenrechner' in German.

Pocket calculator made in the Refab Space, with thanks to John X. Moseley.  










Sunshine Gray - Body Sounds

OPEN PLATFORM/RAP: Sunshine Gray/
Body Sounds
DV Still: Susanne Palzer
Next Sunshine Gray takes us back to a pre-digital age and fittingly back into the Media Lab ("pre-RAM/RAR/RAA+RAP(s)"). We are asked to create a soundscape, performing rain, thunder and lightning using only natural acoustics, i.e. body and voice.
















Bringing RAM/RAR/RAA+RAP(s) full circle we move into the (off) space of the project, finally turning the former 'vocal booth' in the foyer back into a performance space.


Eddy Dreadnought - Spectre of a Mass Cyberattack

OPEN PLATFORM/RAP:
Eddy Dreadnought/Spectre of a
Mass Cyberattack
Photo: Susanne Palzer
A Digital Futurist's live stream is fragmented and interrupted by endless buffering ...

























OPEN PLATFORM/RAP: Eddy Dreadnought/
Spectre of a Mass Cyberattack
Timelapse Still: courtesy Richard Bolam
... and eventually we are brutally attacked by viruses, worms and trojan horses.



















John X. Moseley

OPEN PLATFORM/RAP: John X. Moseley
HDV Still: Richard Bolam/Susanne Palzer
John X. Moseley talks about his (non) relationship with computers, the (non) flow of data, boxes, body and mind, amplifiers, a-synchronicity, computers as friends, extreme repair men, the Dark Side, special friends, making things and more.














Richard Bolam - High Dynamic Range Photography

OPEN PLATFORM/RAP:Richard Bolam/High
Dynamic Range Photography
Photo: Susanne Palzer
Richard Bolam asks us to be very still and to not move while he creates a HDR photograph of the audience without a camera or a computer. Including rendering difficulties and computer crashes he takes us through the whole process of exposures, saving and lining up of exposures using 'special software' to compose the HDR image.














OPEN PLATFORM/RAP: Richard Bolam/High
Dynamic Range Photography
Timelapse Still: courtesy Richard Bolam
We are being photographed - one of Richard's 'over exposures' captured on timelapse.
















Liz Hall - Edit

OPEN PLATFORM/RAP: Liz Hall/Edit
Timelapse Still: courtesy Richard Bolam
Liz Hall performs a poem about video editing inspired by her work as a film maker. Making nature documentaries she asks if you can really contain and tame nature in the digital format. What does happen when you compress the raw magnificent material into digital information and force it onto a timeline? 









James Price - Stream

OPEN PLATFORM/RAP: James Price
/Stream
Photo: Susanne Palzer
"... ... save the best 'til last ... stuff I'm just coming up with ... I'm trying not to pause ... technology ... I saw everything ... love in the future ... technology isn't just computers ... I compared computers to fire ... the tech wizards of the world today  ... are like gods and goddesses ... people fetishise things ... it is just a tool ... you can't do performance without technology ... I'm standing on a platform that has been made in clothes that have been made ... we have developed through technology we are made to survive with technology ... the computer is only an extension of this idea ... ... we don't think about stuff any near enough ... ..."








Unfortunately Jake Harries was unable to perform this time.

All performances took place on a wooden platform (65cmx95cm) and were timed to 10 minutes.

We are planning OPEN PLATFORM_2 for November 2012. If you are interested in taking part/performing please email Susanne Palzer.

Monday, 30 July 2012

OPEN PLATFORM_1 27 July 2012 at Access Space

OPEN PLATFORM/The Garlic of Performance Art
Photo: Susanne Palzer
RAP(s) - Technology without Technology

Thanks to all the performers who took up the challenge of performing the digital without using anything digital and for taking part in the final Performance Test of the Random Process Experiment! It was a great evening of randomness and made this closing event a very special one!

Thanks to everyone at Access Space for all their help and support of RAM/RAR/RAA+RAP(s)!






Here is a little taster - Liz Hall's poem about video editing - more to come soon!


OPEN PLATFORM/RAP: Liz Hall/Edit
Photo: Susanne Palzer

Edit

Static spits from the bright faced screen.
Cursor picks up tiny mountains,
specks of birds. I drag and drop into the timeline,

clipping and cutting, till I can tell the stories
of spring migration, struggle for territory,
the flush to summer plumage.

I try to still a wind-shaken forest but
the image will not stabilise and
crashing ravens jump and flap against the sky,

and as the time bar creeps its binary track,
caterpillars crawl out from between
the keys, trail their clipping path

across my hands. Cables thicken
into tree snakes, shed plastic skin, curl
scaled bodies around the legs of furniture.

The hard drive hum transitions into a chorus of cicadas
which purr and crop at leaves of paper.
A flock of cranes circling across the screen,

breaks free from behind glass and zooms screaming
past me, knocking reels from shelves,
as they head for the cloud that gathers at my ceiling.

Spools bounce and spill onto a carpet of grass
and waves of brown tape cascade into rapids,
white rivers waterfall down stairways

of sparkling granite. As the water swirls
around my feet, I let go command, control, feel
my skin dissolve into pixels of twinkling light,

pin points of colour. I am rendered
ineffectual, compressed
into the memory of atoms. I am


surrounded by the breathing
of a million different creatures,
so that I have no beginning,

no end, one endless loop of life,
no in-point, no out-point.
I am static.


Liz Hall July ‘12







Thursday, 26 July 2012

OPEN PLATFORM/RAM/RAR/RAR/RAP(s) Closing Event

Friday, 27 July 2012, 6-8pm at Access Space

After two months of random process, research and experimentation I have offered a platform to anyone interested in taking part in the final Performance Test of the project. Following an Open Call to experiment, perform, express, dance, present, sing, rap, read or to just tell us about your digital work without using anything digital we look forward to an evening of 'the serious to the ridiculous'!

Performances will be 1-10 minutes in duration and will take place on a wooden platform (65cmx95cm).

Performers so far

Richard Bolam
Eddy Dreadnought
Sunshine Gray
Liz Hall
Jake Harries
John X. Moseley
Susanne Palzer
James Price

We look forward to seeing you at OPEN PLATFORM!

Access Space, Unit 1, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney Street, Sheffield, S1 4RG

For further in formation:

Susanne Palzer
Jake Harries

Facebook

Photo: Susanne Palzer

Friday, 13 July 2012

Open Call for contributions: OPEN PLATFORM - "Technology without Technology"

For the closing event of RAM/RAR/RAA+RAP(s) you are invited to contribute and take part in OPEN PLATFORM.

After two months of random process, research and experimentation I will be offering a platform to anyone interested in taking part in the final Performance Test of the project.

Experiment, perform, express, dance, present, sing, rap, read or just tell us about your digital project or work - but without using anything digital!

Anything goes as long as it is about or related to digital technology, 1 to 10 minutes in duration and happening on a wooden platform (65x90cm).

Please let us know in advance if you are going to perform but if you do turn up on the night and feel like joining in you may still be able to!

To register or for further information email:

Susanne arandomprocessexperiment@gmail.com or
Jake jake@access-space.org

We look forward to seeing you at

OPEN PLATFORM/RAM/RAR/RAA+RAP(s) Closing event
Friday, 27 July 2012, 6-8pm at Access Space

Access Space
Unit 1, AVEC Building
3-7 Sidney Street
Sheffield
S1 4RG

Monday, 18 June 2012

RAM = random access memory/RAR = random access research/RAA = random access art/RAP(s) = random access performance(s)

Day 13: Are you sure that people will recognize you in this photo? It doesn't have a face in it.


Publicity day: taking flyers to various places, getting to grips with BLOGGING. It takes me 2 hours to set up a blog and understand the basics. Another two hours to fill in the first page. Maybe not too bad but not fast enough as time seems to just run away. Not much time left until the Preview Event on Friday and still a performance to work out!


This is also at the heart of the project: the constant information overload and need to process this information. Sometimes it feels that everything one does on a day to day basis needs to be either learned, re-learned or altered daily. Learning is exciting but my brain feels slow, low on processing speed and RAM … I wonder how the older generation copes with this … or do they just refuse to engage? ...


The Random Process Experiment runs from 06 June until 31 July 2012. During this period the exhibition space will fluctuate between production space (on) and exhibition (off). I will be working in the space at certain times (on) and will publish these times in advance. Feel free to visit any time and have a chat!  

Please check out the 'Previously on RAM/RAR/RAA+RAP(s)' pages where I will document the progress of the project!