What did the line that you last drew ask you?

Submission Type

Performance

Start Date/Time (EDT)

19-7-2024 7:45 PM

End Date/Time (EDT)

19-7-2024 8:00 PM

Location

Algorithms & Imaginaries

Abstract

‘What did the line that you last drew, ask you?,’ presents a virtual platform for digital exhibition and performance. This work is a research collaboration between Alys Longley, Jeffrey Holdaway and Kate Stevenson of DotDot Creative Studio, made in collaboration with international artists (such as pavleheidler [Sweden], Francisco González Castro [Chile], val smith [NZ] ). The DotDot Social platform offers a new form of virtual performance space that combines live interaction with artwork online. We will present an interconnected series of virtual worlds that cross creative disciplines from contemporary poetics, performance, choreography, sound composition, gaming and visual art. Our site is highly interactive and is constantly iterating in relation to audience feedback.

Our virtual platform curates and translates artworks into interactive immersive worlds through visual imaginings, creating playful interactive spaces within the worlds, and finding ways in which the site can be simultaneously a performance, an exhibition, an installation, a repository for creative process and a space where contributions from audiences can be held.

Participants enter the digital exhibition 'What did the line that you last drew ask you?' via a simple button, and meet inside the digital exhibition/performance together. They can then converse in real time, while being able to see each other through real-time avatars accessing the microphone and camera of their device, and navigate through a series of digital worlds or rooms, navigable via the different studio research projects that inform this work. The resources of digital gaming, real-time social connection and virtual interactivity, are brought together in a series of experiments in poetry, choreography and visual art.

Bio

Alys Longley (PhD) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and teacher, Alys’s work exists as live performance, artist-book, installation, film, education curriculum, poetry, performance writing and lecture-demonstration. Alys’s has developed a series of international artistic-research projects focusing on mistranslation studies, working across languages and disciplines to explore the spill of ideas beyond conventional systems of meaning. Her books include Let Us Drink the New Wine, Together! (Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago, 2022), The Foreign Language of Motion (2014) and Radio Strainer (2016) with Winchester University Press. Alys is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dance Studies, University of Auckland.

Kate Stevenson has moved from dancing on the stage, to hiding behind a camera, to designing multiplayer storyworlds across networks. She is an experienced documentary storyteller, researcher, designer and creative maker especially interested in exploring immersive installations as an intersection of the skills collected across screen, theatre, dance and games. In 2014 she co-founded DOTDOT to focus on building meaningful experiences with with emerging technologies. DOTDOT is an award-winning creative studio focused on generating impact through social and immersive experiences. Exploring the boundaries of technology, art and design, they create spaces that are memorable, playful, interactive and curious. With backgrounds across design, film, gaming, dance and creative technology DOTDOT craft unique experiences to open minds and create positive social impact. With expertise ranging from live performance to museum exhibits to installation art, they create surprising and moving digital event spaces.

Jeffrey Holdaway is an Auckland based artist and audio engineer who has worked with sound and moving image for over twenty-five years. His work includes location recording, live event audio, producing, mixing and sound design for documentary, feature, short film, music production and theatre. He has directed music video, dance films, made several works for CD and vinyl, and designed sculptural sound installation for several leading NZ artists.

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Jul 19th, 7:45 PM Jul 19th, 8:00 PM

What did the line that you last drew ask you?

Algorithms & Imaginaries

‘What did the line that you last drew, ask you?,’ presents a virtual platform for digital exhibition and performance. This work is a research collaboration between Alys Longley, Jeffrey Holdaway and Kate Stevenson of DotDot Creative Studio, made in collaboration with international artists (such as pavleheidler [Sweden], Francisco González Castro [Chile], val smith [NZ] ). The DotDot Social platform offers a new form of virtual performance space that combines live interaction with artwork online. We will present an interconnected series of virtual worlds that cross creative disciplines from contemporary poetics, performance, choreography, sound composition, gaming and visual art. Our site is highly interactive and is constantly iterating in relation to audience feedback.

Our virtual platform curates and translates artworks into interactive immersive worlds through visual imaginings, creating playful interactive spaces within the worlds, and finding ways in which the site can be simultaneously a performance, an exhibition, an installation, a repository for creative process and a space where contributions from audiences can be held.

Participants enter the digital exhibition 'What did the line that you last drew ask you?' via a simple button, and meet inside the digital exhibition/performance together. They can then converse in real time, while being able to see each other through real-time avatars accessing the microphone and camera of their device, and navigate through a series of digital worlds or rooms, navigable via the different studio research projects that inform this work. The resources of digital gaming, real-time social connection and virtual interactivity, are brought together in a series of experiments in poetry, choreography and visual art.