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InterPlay: Hallucinations A Telematic Performance Form Jimmy Miklavcic, Beth Miklavcic Another Language/University of Utah CHPC.

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1 InterPlay: Hallucinations A Telematic Performance Form Jimmy Miklavcic, Beth Miklavcic Another Language/University of Utah CHPC

2 InterPlay: Hallucinations Another Language artgrid What is an InterPlay? Hallucinations Artistic content Technology Performance Example video Conclusions Future plans another language

3 InterPlay: Hallucinations Another Language Beth Miklavcic – Artistic Director Jimmy Miklavcic – Executive Director Mission –Combine different art forms in innovative ways, and to broaden access to community arts education with the aid of today's communications technology Modus Operandi –Telematic collaborative performances –Internet 2 & web site as virtual venue –Lectures, demonstrations, interactive digital newsletters Location –Salt Lake City, Utah –http://www.anotherlanguage.org Introduction another language

4 InterPlay: Hallucinations Introduction another language

5 InterPlay: Hallucinations artgrid another language Create a viable communications environment that addresses artistic research Create spaces, both real and virtual, that accommodate creative multimedia and telematic performance Stabilize video streaming technology for use in performance and communications Incorporate scientific technologies into the creative & performance process (i.e. motion capture, virtual reality) MARCEL Network – International counterpart

6 InterPlay: Hallucinations InterPlay A multi-site telematic collaborative performance or distributed real-time abstract/surreal cinema. Each site processes, mixes, encodes, and streams their content unto the network. Manipulate individual events and weave them into multilayered, distributed tapestry of images. InterPlay another language

7 InterPlay: Hallucinations Participants University of Alaska – ARSC William Scott Deal – Composer, Percussion Miho Aoki – Computer Animation Paul Mercer – Node Engineer University of Maryland Nadja Masura – Video Brian H. Buck – Dance University of Utah CHPC / Another Language Beth Miklavcic – Author and Director – The Surface of Things Aaron Henry, Tony Larimer, Marie Larimer, Priscilla Steed - Performers Jimmy Miklavcic – Director of Hallucinations Sam Liston – Node Engineer, Audio Erik Brown – Camera Operator Kent Christensen – Video Documentation InterPlay another language

8 Artistic Concept InterPlay: Hallucinations Explored hallucinations within social, political, visual and audible contexts. Each of the primary artists chose their own context on which to base their expressions Beth Miklavcic – The Surface of Things, social hallucinations. Scott Deal and Miho Aoki – Perceived communications and encounters. Brian Buck – Moebious Strip Nadja Masura – Hallucination inside the political and commercial machines. another language

9 InterPlay: Hallucinations Artistic Content Alaska Scott Deal Primary music for the performance Live percussion – electro acoustic Five compositions – ranging from ethereal to percussive Started and ended with electronically processed snare Miho Aoki Two animations Klaatu – music controlled motion Objects and characters in the animation were controlled by one of Scotts compositions Interactive animation

10 another language InterPlay: Hallucinations Artistic Content Maryland Nadja Masura Video works – processed images representing political and commercial icons MAX/MSP and Jitter U. S. flag, burger, political figures, etc. Performed with three foot doll Brian H. Buck Motivation of movement based on Moebious Strip Costumed in green with hole revealing red shirt underneath Performed in white cinderblock classroom

11 Artistic Content another language InterPlay: Hallucinations Utah – The Surface of Things Beth Miklavcic – Author and Director Cast Beth Miklavcic – Opponent A Aaron Henry – Opponent B Tony Larimer – Judge Priscilla Steed – Opponent C Marie Larimer – Judge 2 Stereotypes, first impressions and our real selves Work in four parts Both Opponent A and B had cameras that enhanced each characters POV The Judge passes judgment on the ridiculousness of the encounter, more concerned about getting to his whiskey

12 another language InterPlay: Hallucinations Artistic Content Utah – Direction Jimmy Miklavcic – Director Monitored all video streams, local and remote Coordinated the visual experience, pairing any of the video feeds through three Sima video mixers Total of ten live video feeds to the grid One stream to WM9 server Sam Liston manipulated Utahs local display Alaska and Maryland controlled their own displays

13 InterPlay: Hallucinations Three variations of AG configurations Technology another language Maryland

14 Technology InterPlay: Hallucinations another language Alaska

15 Technology InterPlay: Hallucinations another language Utah

16 InterPlay: Hallucinations Technology another language Spaces

17 Technology InterPlay: Hallucinations another language Utah Technology

18 InterPlay: Hallucinations another language Utah Technology

19 another language InterPlay: Hallucinations Performance Rehearsal Local Beth and Aaron – choreographed camera movement Seven drafts of the script – The Surface of Things Tony Larimer joined in April Remote Difficulty in scheduling due to opposite time zones Began coordinating Scotts music with Beths Surface of Things Surface of Things required several cues Back stage communications consisted of hand signals Full cast rehearsals began Monday before Friday performance

20 another language InterPlay: Hallucinations Performance Friday – April 23 Local audio began to deteriorate just before performance Audience choice – stay or come back Saturday Multicast problems, switched to Unicast Saturday – April 24 Replaced audio system and AP400 with XAP800 Sunday – April 25 Minor audio issues

21 another language InterPlay: Hallucinations Conclusion Third performance, first with remote collaborators Successful in incorporating fragile technology into artistic process Opportunity for the audience to experience an emerging art form Great working relationship and friendship grew out the process Desire to build on the newly laid foundation Consistent testing of the technology is crucial Continue development of Enhanced Performance Grid Node Must reevaluate and modify traditional performance process

22 another language InterPlay: Hallucinations Future Plans All are committed to continuing the InterPlay process Establish Access Grid network and Internet2 as a viable venue Monitor new developments in AG technology Establish an Art on the Grid venue server, simulate theater structure Next performance – InterPlay: Loose Minds in a Box Supercomputing Global 2005, Seattle WA November 17, 2005 Eight sites, Virtually Reality, Motion Capture, Remote MIDI Control

23 InterPlay: Hallucinations University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing University of Alaska Arctic Region Supercomputing Center University of Maryland Another Language Board of Directors and Members Access Grid Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks Program Salt Lake City Arts Council Utah Arts Council artgrid.chpc.utah.eduartgrid.chpc.utah.edu Acknowledgements another language


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