6th Choreographic Coding Lab

The 6th Choreographic Coding Lab was co-curated by Jennifer Nikolais (AUT) and Carol Brown (UoA) at CoLAB, Auckland University of Technology, 14-19th February 2016. Initiated in 2013 as part of the Motion Bank research project of the Forsythe Company, Choreographic Coding Labs are focused on the research and creation of interactive digital dance events http://motionbank.org/en/content/about 

The Choreographic Coding Lab (CCL) format offers unique opportunities of exchange and collaboration between digital media ‘code savvy’ artists who have an interest in translating aspects of choreography and dance into digital form and applying choreographic thinking to their own practice.F ive collaborative teams developed projects over five days through this incubator / laboratorium event.  The event invited questioning how choreographic thinking can be applied in environments extended by digital technologies. In the context of a deframing and decolonizing of spaces and bodies in Aotearoa New Zealand, curation of the Lab also sought to generate a local instantiation of the lab format. Cultural ways of knowing and forms of embodiment and knowledge shaped the design and content of the workshop in response to relational thinking in Maori thought and indigenous practices the Pacific. 


14 February 2016
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