The cyberformance “Machine Divas” will be presented in UpStage and at
the Kunstraum Niederosterriech, Vienna, on Thursday 23rd at 8pm European
time (find your local time here <http://tinyurl.com/ns3aoh>). The live
link to the stage will be here: http://www.upstage.org.nz
before show-time (if you don't see the link, refresh your browser).
what does a machine diva look like?
does she have a soul?
are her friends electric?
is she just after our robots?
does she control this machine?
would she make a good girlfriend?
does she have a tail?
This is the result of a week-long workshop as part of the IMA Salon,
16-23 July in Vienna. The workshop, led by Helen Varley Jamieson, is
exploring the theme of “Machine Divas” through the medium of
cyberformance - live online performance. The workshop participants and
creators of the performance are Sara Schmidt, Julia Groeblacher and Eva
Ursprung, with Suzon Fuks online and contributions from Marlena
Corcoran, Annie Abrams and Miljana Peric. Thanks to Regina Lercher,
Elisabeth Schimina for organising the workshop; to Reiner Kack for
technical support, coffee and chocolate; and to Kunstraum for letting us
play in this great space.
The performance will be followed by a discussion that will be streamed
via Ustream, at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/machine-divas
Machine Divas is an ongoing research and networking project initiated in
2007 by Eva Ursprung and Andrea Sodomka, to investigate woman artists
using technology for their work in nowadays expanded “theater space“.
helen : )
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst