we just came back from a dance discussion event at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. why are dancers so optimistic? the topic was dance education and everyone was excited. there were videos and photographs that were also cheering. I keep thinking of the opposite, of the depressive constructs of my own work, its self-indulgent wallowing, its emphasis on _this_ body as opposed to a communal or healing body. virtuality drives me to this position, reality drives me elsewhere. is slaughter - of humans, animals, plants, cultures, languages - the only conceivable future horizon? in the long term all of this */he waves his arms around in an all-encompassing gesture/* will disappear; information itself will dissipate to the substance of irreconcilable differences. what then? what will happen to these dances, these complex choreographies, these histories of somatic
so that they're raw tissue or blood or leaking so that their joints are troubling so that they're hanging so that they're flags or fish or holiday or carved from or stripped from meat so that they're raw pain or so that they're dancing and ecstatic or something or someone or other so that i knew who they were and know who they are and know who they will be
Isadora is an award-winning, graphic programming environment for Macintosh and Windows that provides interactive control over digital media, with special emphasis on the real-time manipulation of digital video.
Because every performance or installation is unique, Isadora was designed not to be a "plug and play" program, but instead to offer building blocks that can be linked together in nearly unlimited ways, allowing you to follow your artistic impulse.
Isadora was initially created to realize the performances of Troika Ranch, a media intensive dance company co-directed by Isadora's creator, composer and media-artist Mark Coniglio. Isadora reflects over 20 years of practical experience with realtime interaction.
Media artist, composer, and programmer Mark Coniglio is recognized as a pioneer in the integration of live performance and interactive digital technology. With choreographer Dawn Stoppiello he is co-founder of Troika Ranch, a New York City based performance group that that integrate music, dance, theater and interactive digital media in its performance works. He is also the creator of Isadora (software), a flexible media manipulation tool that provides interactive control over digital video and sound.
Yael Kanarek is a new media artist. Since 1995, She has been developing World of Awe with a growing body of works and collaborations in net art, photography, sculpture, literature, music and dance. Works share the narrative of a traveler the who searches for a lost treasure in a parallel world called Sunset/Sunrise. Through the ancient genre of the travel narrative, World of Awe threads language, memory and technology.