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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:10:14 -0500
From: MGFest -- Jameson <jameson {AT} mgfest.com>
Subject: Somatic Death, Soma Life :: Show Announcement :: LumenEclipse.com

Somatic Death, Soma Life
Curated by Jameson Wallace
Presented by Lumen Eclipse on two flat panel displays in Harvard
Square from January 2009 to March 2009.
Sponsored by the Motion Graphics Festival.

At the moment of separation of the body from the brain, our ability to
differentiate thought from prosthetic breaks down.  Our body extends
as far as our effect, far beyond our ability to see it happen.  Both
the threat and promise of virtualization is that its nature will have
a form of dance more appropriate to us than what we now call "human."

Feature Artist:
+ Alan Sondheim, http://alansondheim.org/

Context Artists:
+ Jean-Paul Frenay (Belgium)
+ Shantell Martin (Japan)
+ Addictive TV (UK)
+ Three Legged Legs & N.A.S.A. (US)


Somatic Death, Soma Life


Artist Information:

Featured Artist: Alan Sondheim, http://alansondheim.org/

Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives with
his partner, Azure Carter, in Brooklyn NY. He holds a B.A. and M.A.
from Brown University in English. A new-media artist, writer,
musician, and theorist, he has exhibited, performed and lectured

Sondheim recently ended a solo installation and nine-month residency
at the Odyssey exhibition space in the virtual world, Second Life. He
has been involved in online avatar performance with Sandy Baldwin for
live audiences in Paris, London, Basel, Portland OR, and Providence
RI. Sondheim also collaborates with Myk Freedman, lap steel, and Azure
Carter, with whom he is opening the season for Dance New Amsterdam in
Manhattan this January.

Piece 1: Water Slope, Water Flow, Water Dance, Water Hands

Videography: Alan Sondheim, performer: Azure Carter
Deconstructed dancework from Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch
Mountains, UTAH, 2009

USA - 2009

Piece 2: Two Guys VEL

Created at the Virtual Environments Laboratory, West Virginia
University, using altered motion capture equipment. Mocap performers:
David Bello, Azure Carter, 2006

USA - 2006

Piece 3: Duet Avatar Grange

Videography: Alan Sondheim, performers: Foofwa d\'Imobilite, Maud

Human simulation of altered avatar motion capture performance, Alpine
Grange in Switzerland, 2006

USA - 2006

Piece 4: noOne

Alan Sondheim: installation, performance, videography
Second life avatar dance/performance in active environment, created
for the UMove dance film festival (one of six finalists/winners), 2009

USA - 2009

+ Jean-Paul Frenay, http://www.frenayjp.be/
Artificial Paradise

Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future
where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on
organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of
humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is
he searching for?

Production : Condor
Director / editor / compositing : Jean-Paul Frenay
Main 3D artist / compositing : Sandro Paoli
3D artists : Sylvain Jorget and Sébastien Desmet
Additional 3D operators : Otto Heinen and Okke Voerman
Sound Design : Seal Phüric feat. Neptunian8

Belgium - 2009

+ Shantell Martin, http://www.shantellmartin.com/
Hidden Ora

I ask a person to stand in front of a large projector screen for four
minutes each, while I capture their moving Hidden Ora. To do this I
connect my computer to the projector, open up the drawing software,
plug in my Wacom tablet, paint the background black, and then I’m
ready to go.

Music soundispatch.com/mmf/
Edited lightrhythmvisuals.com
Location super-deluxe.com
Released on lightrhythmvisuals.com

USA - 2008

+ Addictive TV, http://www.addictive.com/
Sims 3 Remix

Following Addictive TV’s recent Hollywood movie remixes including
Slumdog Millionaire, Fast & Furious and the blockbuster movie version
of Max Payne, the hugely successful computer game; Electronic Arts,
the world’s leading independent developer and publisher of video
games, have asked the London based audiovisual artists to remix the
much anticipated Sims 3 game for its June 2nd release.

USA - 2009

+ Three Legged Legs & N.A.S.A.

N.A.S.A. created an album that, at its core, was about the merging of
cultures and collaboration between different peoples. The ultimate
goal was to have it be as much about the art it inspired as the music
itself. With Three Legged Legs setting the video to the track,
“Gifted”, one is taken on a journey through a Martian landscape and
psychedelia, featuring Kanye West, Santigold and Lykke Li.

Record Label: Spectrophonic; Director and Post Production: Three
Legged Legs; Production Company: Green Dot Films; Managing Director:
Rick Fishbein; Executive Producers: Darren Foldes and Rich Pring; Post
Production: Creative Directors: Greg Gunn, Casey Hunt and Reza Rasoli;
Design and Animation: Mark Kulakoff, Dylan Spears and Michael Tavarez;
Squeak E. Clean Productions Creative Director: Syd Garon; Squeak E.
Clean Productions Executive Producer: Susan Applegate.

USA - 2009
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