During these 15-minute sessions, participants will experiment with connections between technology, video and body movement, led by choreographer, Nikima Jagudajev. Participants will watch as a mover’s actions, as well as their heart rate, produce changes in the video environment through the use of a special biosensor, called EmotiBit. The movements will be improvised and include audience participation, with video that is based on ecological preservation sites at UC Santa Barbara. Sessions are part of Designer-in-Residence LoVid’s work-in-progress, Left Footprints, which will be performed at NYSCI on June 15 at 3 pm.
Sessions are available at 3 pm, 3:30 pm and 3:50 pm.
Free with NYSCI admission.
Limited capacity; register on-site on May 26.
Choreographer: Nikima Jagudajev
Biosensor Design: Sean Montgomery
Software: Tyler Henry
Video recorded during LoVid’s residency at Re Touch Lab and Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration UC Santa Barbara.
LoVid is the New York-based artist duo comprised of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. LoVid’s work includes immersive installations, sculptural synthesizers, single channel videos, textile, participatory projects, mobile media cinema, works on paper and A/V performance. Collaborating since 2001, LoVid’s projects have been presented and performed at numerous international galleries and museums. LoVid’s projects have received support from organizations including: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Signal Culture, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, Turbulence.org, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Experimental TV Center, NY State Council of the Arts, and Greenwall Foundation.
Tyler Henry is a media artist, exhibit designer and programmer specializing in interactive installations and experiences. In his studio practice, Tyler combines sensors, code and immersive media to map relationships between images, computation and the body. He has recently presented artwork at venues in New York, South Korea, China, and Philadelphia. Recent artist residencies include Smack Mellon and Villa Eläintarha, Helsinki. He holds an MFA with honors in design and technology from Parsons The New School, and a bachelor’s degree in modern culture and media from Brown University. In addition to his art practice, Tyler has a decade of experience working with international artists to design and develop large-scale multimedia exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States and abroad.
Nikima Jagudajev graduated from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology/sociology with honors in dance. During her studies she received three Student Academic Affairs Board awards. Nikima studied abroad in Accra, Ghana with a focus in Ghanaian Dance. Her work has been performed and presented internationally including at: Crush Curatorial (NY), The Rockbund Art Museum (China), The Whitney Museum (NY), Judson Church (NY), Kunsthaus Kule (Berlin), and Marrakech Biennale (Morocco). Nikima has experience in production and has worked with international artists. She was performance facilitator for Marina Abramovic, was on the production team of Movement Research, and worked at Sean Kelly Gallery. She has taught at Vienna, Austria Workshop, ZHDK – Zurich, Gibney Dance & Movement Research, and was teaching assistant for Mårten Spångberg. She was artist-in-residence at MOMA PS1 (NY), IMPULSTANZ (Austria) and received a DanceWEB scholarship from MAM’16 (Moroccan Artist Meeting) (Marrakesh, Morocco).
Sean Montgomery is a technologist, educator and new-media artist in New York City. Using research methodologies combined with emerging technologies, Sean takes a trans-disciplinary look at the human condition to examine the changing relationship between the physical and metaphysical world. From developing wearable bio-sensors and algorithms that derive meaning from sensor data, to creating interactive new-media art installations that have shown around the world, Sean’s work focuses on how technology can enhance our understanding of ourselves and create new ways for people to interact with one another and the objects around them. After finishing his doctorate in neuroscience, Sean founded Connected Future Labs, an agile R&D consulting group that utilizes a depth of expertise in circuits, algorithms and design to bring cutting-edge technology out of the research lab and create real-world applications.