7 Oct 2023, Sat, 10am
Esplanade Theatre Studio
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The Performing Arts x Tech Conference-Unconference is organised by the National Arts Council in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and is a two-part symposium for practitioners interested in the possibilities, opportunities, and frictions between performing arts and various technologies.
At the morning Conference, hear and learn from experienced international and local performance-makers and creative technologists who have been developing and exploring different entry points into performance and technology, such as Toby Coffey (National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio, United Kingdom), Clarence Ng and Mitsuru Tokisato (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan), Danny Yung (Zuni Icosahedron, Hong Kong), artist Ho Tzu Nyen, and more.
After the lunch break, join us for the Unconference, with a host of breakout sessions in the form of artist presentations, demos, and group discussions. The Unconference will be a friendly space for practitioners from the arts, design, and technology sectors to exchange and share ideas and to meet potential new collaborators. In addition to featured sessions by participants and panellists of the Performing Arts x Tech Lab, Unconference attendees can also submit other Arts x Tech topics for discussion on the event day.
Note on accessibility: This event is held in a wheelchair-accessible venue. Live speech-to-text interpretation (STTI) will be available during the Conference. Some access arrangements such as STTI and Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) interpretation will also be available for the Unconference upon request, subject to availability. For queries or clarifications, please email Mok Cui Yin / Deanna Dzulkifi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interpretation provided by: Equal Dreams.
9.30 - 10.00am Registration
10.00 - 10.15am Opening remarks
10.15 - 11.15am Panel 1: Ways of Making
11.15 - 12.15pm Panel 2: Ways of Framing
12.15 - 12.30pm Conference Wrap-up
12.30 - 2.00pm Lunch break*
*Lunch will be provided for full-day ticket holders only.
2.00pm - 3.45pm Performing Arts x Tech Lab Artist Presentations & Breakout Discussions
3.45pm - 6.00pm Open Space Breakout Sessions*
6.00pm - 6.30pm Closing discussion
*During the Open Space segment, there will be various types of breakout sessions including demos, discussions, and sharing sessions. Apart from featured sessions programmed by the Performing Arts x Tech Lab organisers, Unconference attendees will also have the opportunity to propose additional sessions or topics for discussion.
National Arts Council in partnership with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and technology partner Keio-NUS CUTE Center
Conference Speakers & Moderators
Dr Cheng Nien Yuan
Toby Coffey, National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio
Ho Tzu Nyen
Kuo Jian Hong, The Theatre Practice
Clarence Ng, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
Mitsuru Tokisato, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
Danny Yung, Zuni Icosahedron
Meet this year’s Performing Arts x Tech Lab Participants and hear their project ideas:
Dancing the Algorithm by Dapheny Chen & Serial Co
Algorithmic dance system to facilitate the preservation, exploration, and dissemination of dance repertoire digitally
DOTS 2.0 by Issy x Cher
A multi-disciplinary theatrical experience that combines live performance with visual art and interactive projection for young audiences
perfor.ml by Feelers
Developing performance methodology that allows a machine to act as an equal, live performer with human performers
Theories of Motion by Alina Ling & Andy Lim
Exploration of physical, virtual and actuated expressions using interactive technology in immersive performance formats
The Sound of Stories by Kamini Ramachandran, Syafiq Halid & Chen Enjiao
Leveraging AI to deliver transformative and interactive storytelling performances
Verge 2.0 by James Lye
Empowering dancers to control and manipulate sounds, lights and visuals through the convergence of dance and interactive technologies
This event is part of the Performing Arts x Tech Lab by National Arts Council in partnership with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and technology partner Keio-NUS CUTE Center.
For more information about the Performing Arts x Tech Lab, the Advisory Panel, and participating projects, please visit the NAC website at: http://go.gov.sg/artsxtechlab
7 Oct 2023, Sat
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