On Dancing and Braiding
10am-5pm, Fri 17 May 2019
I will be chairing a session called ‘Threads and technologies on the move’ as part of the Algomech festival, which builds on my recent interlocutory experience within the AHRC funded Weaving Codes | Coding Weaves project.
Launching AlgoMech Festival, an interdisciplinary symposium bringing together perspectives from digital media, choreography & dance technology, traditional Andean and Ancient Greek textiles, e-textiles, philology, live coding and architecture. Through talks, discussion and performance, contributors to the symposium will consider their work in the context of interlacing within and between textiles, e-textiles, pattern, structure and movement, including dance. Interfaces between materials, craft technologies, digital engineering, responsive systems, embodied communications, threads, inter-weaving, intertwining, braiding and building will provide a rich vein of dialogue, experimentation and recent practice-led outcomes.