Creative Coding, Installation
Blackbox, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 2013
Einstein’s Dreams is a research workshop organized by the Topological Media Lab that brings to bear ten years of media magic with realtime video, sound and lighting that evolves in concert with movement (performer and/or audience).
In this workshop, inspired by vignettes from Alan Lightman’s novel Einstein’s Dreams, we create environments that condition temporality. In one scene, time slows to a halt as you approach a particular place; in another, there is no future; in a third, time sticks and slips; in a fourth, age and time reverse, what is rotten becomes fresh, what was old becomes young as time passes.
In the course of this workshop I organized, installed equipment, developed and deployed various specialized apparatus. Moreover I have explored the technologies their applications and potential as a performer. Together with fellow researchers and participants from the fields of contemporary dance and somatic theatre, we examined how enhanced space affects the body and broadens the scope of live improvisational theatre.
For more information on this project and the technology please visit the Einstein’s Dreams website.
Position: System Developer, System Design, Interaction Developer, Interaction Design, Performer, Installation, Set Design
Project Credits: Sha Xin Wei, Michael Montanaro, Navid Navab, Jerome Delapierre, Julian Stein, Nina Bouchard, Katerina Lagasse, Topological Media Lab