Performance Domains

In this course students will be required to design an environment related to a particular temporal event such as a segment of a dance or music performance, or the movement of people through a public space. Signal analysis techniques and tools will be introduced which will enable students to analyse temporal phenomena and reconstruct them into spatial counter forms. In addition some tools for motion analysis and real time digital imagery generation and interaction will be employed. The workshop will use digital media in order to establish connections between fleeting temporal phenomena and more or less static spatial configurations. The fact that digital media use the same numerical representation for both temporal and spatial phenomena, allows us to establish correspondences and mechanisms of translation between the two. In addition a conceptual shift from configuration to phase space opens up new ways of thinking about spatio-temporal phenomena.