Lighting and Rhythm
Researchers combine techniques from dance, computational sound, animated lighting, and machine perception to create living environments in a theatrical space in which to explore sense of time and rhythm as a fundamental mode of experience.
During the LRR, Synthesis students and researchers will create various scenarios and games with movement in fields of lighting that respond to people’s movement, in response to the questions motivating these working sessions:
- How can we modulate one’s (not a spectator’s) sense of dynamic, change, temporal texture using lighting?
- How can people and room collectively retrospect and anticipate action?
- What is the minimum signal needed to orient bodies’ movements to one another?
- How can moving bodies signal one another concurrently, and still manage collective anticipation or retrospection, or improvisatory variation?
In parallel responses to those questions:
- Movement artists will create the movement etudes with and without music.
- Media artist-programmers will create behaviors for real-time lighting instruments to modulate the field of light in the room or on people’s bodies in concert with people’s activity
- Human activity analysts will observe and talk with the dancers and media-programmers at work in studio sessions, and identify or create other tools for analyzing the phenomena of anticipation and retrospection in ensemble experience.
For more information, please visit the group website.
Movement + Media Team
Chris Zielger: Lead | Assist. Professor, AME
Omar Faleh: Responsive Architecture, Lighting & Projection Mapping | TML, Montréal
Garrett Johnson: Music, Media Choreography & Rhythm Behavior | PhD. AME
Varsha Iyengar: Video Graphics, Dance & Computer Science | San Jose
Vickie Hall: Theater
Eleanor Hanafin: Dance
Temporality + Media Team
Sha Xin Wei: Lead | Director of AME & Synthesis
Pavan Turaga: Scientific Lead | Assist. Professor, AME
Peter Weisman: Technical Director, Advisor | Technical Director, AME
Michael Bateman: Light Control, A/V Stage Tech
Ian Shelanskey: Light Control, A/V Tech | MFA, Film + Dance, AME
Aniket Sarangdhar: Light Control, Rhythm Kit
Julian Stein: Sound Design, Rhythm Kit, Light Control, Programming, Advisor | Synthesis
Evan Montepellier: Real-time video, Programming | TML, Montréal
Michael Krzyzaniak: Correlation, Sound & Programming | PhD. AME
Assegid Kidane: Research Staff | AME + EE
Chris Roberts: Operations Manager, Project Lead | Regis University
Kristi Garboushian: Communications Program Coordinator, Documentation Lead