The CCL offers unique opportunities of exchange and collaboration for digital media ‘code savvy’ artists who have an interest in translating aspects of choreography and dance into digital form and applying choreographic thinking to their own practice. They are working with patterns in movement scores and structures through finding, generating and applying them with results ranging from prototypes for artworks to new plug-ins for working with dance related datasets. CCLs also seek to support a sustainable collaborative practice among its participants encouraging ongoing exchange in a growing artistic research community.

Since then, Motion Bank has hosted eight CCLs all over the world in the U.S., Brazil, Australia and different places in Europe. CCLs have gathered a community of more than 100 experts in the field and created a network of many renown institutions (HZT Berlin, NYU Tisch, Deakin Motion Lab and many more).

CCLs are organized by Scott deLahunta, Florian Jenett and Jeanne Charlotte Vogt.

 

Introduction by the team

Demonstration by participants


A selection of projects by former participants…

‘Pathfinder’

is a dance rehearsal tool developped by Christian ‘Mio’ Loclair and Raphael Hillebrand who have been participating in the very first CCL edition at Frankfurt_ID in October, 2013.

‘body(input); //spin off’

by Motion Bank associate Maria Judova and Marketa Kuttnerova. Both attended CCL#2 at HZT Berlin in 2014.

‘Cellular Body’

by Naoto Hieda who attended CCL#4 in New York and worked on his personal interpretation of ‘no time to fly’ by Deborah Hay.

‘Alteration’

by MONOFILM, an art collective consisting of the dancer Wooguru and the new media choreographer Antoni Rayzhekov


The Motion Bank Team

Florian Jenett

Frankfurt/Main, Germany

florianjenett.de

Florian Jenett is an artist and lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany. He is co-founder of the basis studio houses and art space and a long-time contributor to the Processing open-source project.
From 2010 onwards he has been researching for the Motion Bank that he co-directs since 2014. Just recently Florian became Professor for Media Computer Science at the Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany.

Scott deLahunta

Berlin, Germany

sdela.dds.nl

Scott deLahunta has worked as writer, researcher and organiser on a range of international projects bringing performing arts with a focus on choreography into conjunction with other disciplines and practices. He is currently Director of Motion Bank / The Forsythe Company and Senior Research Fellow in partnership with Coventry University (UK) & Deakin University (AUS).

Jeanne Charlotte Vogt

Hamburg, Germany

jeannevogt.de

Jeanne is a curator, NODE festival co-director, and university teacher in cultural sciences and media sociology. Trained in management theory, working in arts and culture, she embodies the multidisciplinary perspective in the team. Working and researching at the intersection between the arts and technology, her projects are always aiming at spreading the news to a broad audience.

In 2010, she graduated in business administration, intercultural management and economics at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena and Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy. From 2010-2013, Jeanne has been working as a researcher on cultural economics and consulting cultural organizations within the EU-funded regional development project „Innovation Incubator“ at Leuphana University Lüneburg. Jeanne is teaching at Leuphana and, in Summer 2016, in the global Goethe Institut online course “Managing the Arts in Times of Transition”.

As a curator, she is associated with Motion Bank (founded by The Forsythe Company), a project investigating the role of technology and coding practices in the field of contemporary dance and choreography. Jeanne is organizing the Choreographic Coding Lab series. As a curatorial team, Jeanne and Alexandra initiate projects that are located at the intersection between the arts and technology such as “A/D/A Tomorrow’s Utopia’s for Today’s Citizens” in Hamburg, a workshop festival on the digitization of urban space. In 2015, they have founded the Creative Technologies Meetup in Hamburg.