All the World's a Screen, at MadLab Manchester

Gould, Charlotte and Sermon, Paul (2011) All the World's a Screen, at MadLab Manchester [Exhibition]

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Abstract

All the world’s a screen was an interactive telematic project created by Paul Sermon and Charlotte Gould from the University of Salford, developed during their residency at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona MACBA Study Centre and their studio residency at Hangar.org, a visual arts production centre in Poblenou, Barcelona. Project Partners included: MadLab madlab.org.uk, Hangar.org www.hangar.org and MACBA Study Centre www.macba.cat. Financially supported by the University of Salford www.salford.ac.uk and Arts Council England www.artscouncil.org.uk On the evening of Saturday 28th May audiences in Manchester and Barcelona were joined together on screen for the first time to create their own interactive generative cinema experience complete with sets, costumes and props. Employing the scenographic techniques of Alfred Hitchcock the artists created a miniature film set in which the remote audiences acted and directed their own movie, transporting participants into animated environments and sets where they created their own unique narrative. Members of the audience in Barcelona were able to decide on the context of this interactive telematic performance by using an iphone app to select between seven different background sets, which consisted of live webcams scenes and animated environments. The participants in Barcelona could also stand in front of a choma-key blue screen and position themselves within these stage sets. Members of the audience in Manchester were then transported into this telepresent experience via their own blue-box studio to join the ‘players’ in Barcelona as they journeyed through the ‘Seven stages of man’. This immersive interactive installation pushes the boundaries of telematic art and generative cinema, combining the possibilities of telepresent performancewith miniature scale-models and animated scenes for the development of audience participation that explores the way narratives can be revealed through a subtle interplay between artist, audience and environment.

Item Type: Exhibition
Subjects: W000 Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 03:00
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 09:54
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12826

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