MediaLive brings together artists who explore forms of live audiovisual performance. This four-day festival presents a variety of approaches, discusses the technology and underlying theoretical, formal and conceptual considerations, and offers opportunities to explore live media tools first-hand.
The very notion of what it means for a work to be live, the interplay between modes of perception such as sight and sound, and the entanglement of human interaction with technology all come into focus as artists investigate the elasticity of form and content, bridging the analog and digital realms.
Boulder Laptop Orchestra
Frances Marie Uitti
Friday, July 13
5–7pm Symposium Opening & Happy Hour
7–10pm Performances: offthesky + Pillow Garden (Denver), Janet Feder, Andrew Pask, and Darwin Grosse (Denver, Los Angeles), Noisefold with Frances Marie Uitti (Texas, Netherlands)
10pm Ambient Media by Isaac Linder + CacheFlowe
Saturday, July 14
6pm Mixer & Happy Hour
7pm Performances: Jon Cates (Chicago via Taipei) + Jeremy Bailey (Toronto)
8pm Panel Discussion: Live Media: Real Time, Real Space? with MediaLive artists
9pm Performances: untitled analogs (Denver), SUE-C (San Francisco), and Fernando Velázquez (São Paulo)
10pm Ambient Media by Iuengliss
Sunday, July 15
10am–12pm Continental BLORkFast
Breakfast with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (Boulder)
Pre-workshop Configuration Session – Upload software, check capabilities and troubleshoot technical difficulties before the workshop
12–6pm WORKSHOP: Building Custom Audiovisual Instruments
12–2:30pm Part 1: Processing the Danger Shield
DIY gurus SparkFun Electronics lead a workshop on using the Danger Shield and an Arduino UNO to create a hands-on controller for media performance. Each participant receives a discount code for SparkFun merchandise and a take-home manual.
3:30–6pm Part 2: Media Manipulation with Max
Media manipulation with Max software workshop with Darwin Grosse, Chief Learning Officer at Cycling ’74. Learn how to use the hardware controller you built in the morning to tweak live video. Each participant receives a free 9 month Max license.
Workshop note: Participation in the two-part Sunday workshop is limited to fifty participants. As Part 2 builds on the introductory workshop, we ask that participants commit to the entire duration of the workshop. RSVP and received payment required to secure registration.
Janet Feder | David Fodel | Paco Proano