W E L C O M E
Use of advanced technologies is rapidly becoming standard fare in the performing arts. The demand for new processes and methods of integrating the live with the digital raises important questions on both the artistic and cultural level, from aesthetics to archiving, to how people perceive and imagine the body. Ideas in Motion explores the implications of these new movement systems by seeking to offer a historically grounded overview of the field.
The events will expose the public to a rich palette of ideas about collaboration between dance, technology and other art forms. Ideas in Motion will also introduce a variety of ways in which these hybrid works were and are now being conceived, created, and recorded. The organizers hope to not only provoke critical engagement with the work presented but provide a unique opportunity for dialogue between artists (dancers, choreographers, animators, filmmakers), technologists (engineers, software designers), and audiences. Ideas in Motion extends a particular invitation to those who are interested in the collaboration of art forms and who are ready to infuse their energy and ideas into this vital forum. Student discounts are available.
- curators Nell Bryer, Alissa Cardone, Dedalus Wainwright
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Ideas in Motion Conference
Ideas In Motion is funded in part by grants from LEF Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Boston Cultural Council which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayors Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events. Ideas in Motion partners are Green Street Studios, and the National Dance Project.
Ideas in Motion is one of the premier events during the opening weekend activities of the 2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival, funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s John & Abigail Adams Arts Program, a special program that funds cultural economic development projects.