[NetBehaviour] Interaktionslabor in session

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Wed Jul 31 16:28:03 CEST 2013

Interaktionslabor X

July 31 – August 11, 2013

During eleven days in August, the international Interaktionslabor in Göttelborn meets to celebrate its tenth year of existence in the former Coal Mine Götterborn, southwest Germany,  now a thriving campus of new industry and innovation. This year’s lab will continue the recently founded platform, “Performance Academy,” of workshops for performance-media design, interactional and wearable concepts, and investigations of gestural processes, protocols, and social choreography. 

Interaktionslabor promotes a concept of research opened up to acknowledge the relevance of experimental treatments of actuality – of forms of collaborative creation – that may take us beyond the perspectives and protocols of established inquiry as we know it, artistically and academically. Since the 2011 Lab, we have chosen gesture and non-verbal communication as focus of the interactive workshop – gesture as practice that is at once aesthetic, corporeal, and political. The lab will offer a series of parallel investigations into the relations between choreography and software, sound and motion-design, movement capture and 3d digital/virtual environment navigation, light and projection architecture, homemade electronics and interactive programming. 

The workshop in August is part of a continuing series of performance and research events open to individual, collective, and institutional actors especially from the Greater Region (Luxembourg, France, Belgium) but also from the EU and beyond, to facilitate the sharing of approaches, experiences, and reflections. The founding director of the lab, Johannes Birringer, has recently joint a collective EU culture project titled >METABODY: Metamedia Metaformance Platforms< (http://www.metabody.eu/), and the Interaktionslabor, along with DAP-Lab,  participates in this Europe-wide project. The events are varied, including workshops, hacklabs, and symposia, but will be organized under the common umbrella of the PERFORMANCE METABODY.  The Interaktionslabor plans an exhibition or concert/installation of work in process on Saturday evening, August 10, on the coal mine campus in Göttelborn (Graue Halle, Gebäude B). 

July 31 – August  11, 2013 – 
summer residency
On location in the former Coal Mine Göttelborn 
Visitors welcome, or contact us via email.
Facilitated by Johannes Birringer


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