SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery Showcases Live Electronic Performances in Boston
July 17, 2006

SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery Showcases Live Electronic Performances in Boston

Business Wire (July 17, 2006)

CHICAGO, Jul 17, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery: Intersections is hosting a series of electronically mediated dance, theater, music, magic, and hybrid performances at SIGGRAPH 2006, the 33rd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques held 30 July to 3 August 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The performances include internationally recognized artists who develop and use technology to create multi-sensory experiences. Many of these artists will be performing in Boston for the first time.

Highlights include:

-- The Palindrome group (Germany) will be performing Perceivable Bodies - where the electronic system they developed interprets body movements to control visual and audio components.

-- Yoichiro Kawaguchi with Genome Dance (Japan), THEATER DER KLANGE with HOEReographien (Germany), and Hyojung Seo with Spatial Oscillator (South Korea) will perform unique, electronically mediated dance performances that integrate and effect the technology-enhanced audio and visual environment.

-- Gil Weinberg (USA) is a robotic percussionist who will use real-time analysis and response algorithms to listen to live performers and play along in a collaborative and improvisatory manner.

-- The internationally recognized Addictive TV group (UK/France) will perform Eye of the Pilot that takes the audience on a visual and musical journey to places such as Karachi, Ivory Coast, Saigon, Tahiti, and San Francisco. Alejandro de Valera (France) will join them on stage and play his unique custom-built fretless guitar.

-- Ben Vigoda (USA) will use written algorithms to create projected visuals that act as the score for an improv group that play unique electronic instruments which allow participants to play multiple different roles during the performance.

-- Sergi Jorda (Spain) will use a multi-user visual tabletop that creates musical tones as tabletop components are manipulated. The table is networked so that performers from around the world play together.

-- Joe Reinsel will be performing a piece called Collapse:Focus, a live mediated video and sound experience created from images and audio collected during the week of the conference using a video phone.

SIGGRAPH 2006 performances will also occur throughout Boston as Julie Andrevey (Canada) and collaborators showcase VJ Fleet (redux), three cars that will travel through the streets of Boston gathering visual and audio material. At various locations the cars will stop and play back the digitally remixed audio and manipulated visuals.

In addition, Daniel Sauter (USA) will drive around downtown Boston projecting an over-sized walking figure onto buildings. The figure's speed is determined by the speed of the car and when the car stops at red lights; the figure sits or lies down and relaxes. Another off-stage performance will feature artists walking throughout the Boston Convention Center wearing vests that project their inner thoughts outward on LED wearable displays.

Please note: Multiple high-resolution images are available as well as private interviews with Bonnie Mitchell, the SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery Chair from Bowling Green State University.

SIGGRAPH 2006 will bring an estimated 25,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to Boston, USA for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, entertainment, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from 30 July to 3 August 2006. SIGGRAPH 2006 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 1-3 August 2006. More than 250 international exhibiting companies are expected. Registration for the conference and exhibition is open to the public.

ACM SIGGRAPH, the leading professional society for computer graphics and interactive techniques, sponsors SIGGRAPH 2006.


CONTACT: SIGGRAPH 2006 Brian Ban, 312-673-4818 fax: 312-673-6707


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