affexity

AffeXity

Tagline:  Choreographing Affect using Augmented Reality on Mobile Devices.Quick Pitch:

  browse for hidden choreographies in your city __ view layers of movement using the Argon Augmented Reality browser on your mobile phone __ contribute your own movement images to the growing collection of locative media choreographies

  Cities are made up of layers of choreographies, these are patterns of relations between people, technologies, and architectures. AffeXity will insert additional choreographic video layers viewed through Argon, a free open-source augmented reality browser. These layers of dance emphasise ebbs and flows of affect; they are created and sensed by bodies in motion.

  Playing on both ‘affect city’ and ‘a-fixity’, AfeXity is an interdisciplinary, collaborative, social choreography project drawing together dance, geo-spatially tagged visual imagery, and people using mobile-networked devices. Located in Medea’s wider research and production profile, this is a particularly material and performative example of the “Internet of Things.”

The first city for AffeXity will be Malmö, Sweden. Short dance video narratives shot in the city with a focus on amplifying affect and corporeality will be geospatially tagged and accessed by using Argon. As an audience member you can experience hidden choreographies as part of an official performance event (see MEDEA site for details of première in autumn 2012) or you can explore on your own, using your own devices according to your own rhythms. At a later stage of technical and artistic development, we will promote the use of Argon for affective locative choreographies created in other cities. This crowdsourcing phase will take place in conjunction with Dance-Tech.net and other social networking communities.

This project has several phases of artistic research and production:

  Phase 01 : movement & visual explorations of affect at the Laboratorium Dansens Hus Copenhagen (November 2011).

Phase 02 : technological development and explorations of mobile affective choreographies

Phase 03 : refinement of tagging and interaction

Phase 04 : première as part of Medea performance event

Phase 05 : crowdsourcing phase, AffeXity in multiple cities through social networking.

 

Affexity is a collaboration between:

  Susan Kozel (Medea Collaborative Media Initiative, Malmö Högskola, Sween)

Jeannette Ginslov (screendance artist and Director of MoveStream, Denmark)

Timo Engelhardt (Master’s student in the Designing Media Software programme, Malmö Högskola, Sweden)

Jay David Bolter (Mixed Environments Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Maria Engberg (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, and Georgia Tech USA)

Wubkje Kuindersma (Dance Artist, Copenhagen)

Additional screendance artists, choreographers, and dancers to be confirmed. 

Further relevant links: AffeXity Proposal Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03uTRXtdi3A

dance-tech blog: http://www.dance-tech.net/profiles/blogs/affexity-blog-post-residency-phase-01 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AffeXity

 

YouTube Channel Playlist:

 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL77860168D21C8A7D&feature=viewall 

Clip #1 Carlsberg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umlCMJ7Numg 

Clip #2 Ghost Hands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mExoLrKyFoU 

Clip #3 Delicate Passage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE0fWBuXfoI 

Clip #4 Laughing Bells http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYrvAHswcd0 

Clip #5 Red Walls Feet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRbm7BNYVfU 

Clip #6 Red Wall Dreaming http://youtu.be/oh5l1r1FEd0

Contact: Susan Kozel, MEDEA susan.kozel@mah.se, 0046 727 445 971

Keywords: affect, cities, dance video, mobile devices, Argon, geospatial tagging, social choreographies, locative media, augmented reality

 

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DansAR 01 Here is an AR overlay made with Kinect. Transparent background.Video triggered by image of room. Virtual dancers dance with Ali Arafati, who made this transparent overlay. In the second clip the trigger is the poster. 

Video shot & edited Jeannette Ginslov

DansAR 01 & 02 AR Performance Project, in collaboration with Jeannette Ginslov, Skånes DansteaterLiving Archives at MEDEA, Prof Susan Kozel, Prof Daniel Spikol and Masters Students from the Department of Computer Science at MEDEA Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.

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AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels (2013) @ Re-New Digital Arts Festival, Copenhagen. Oct 2013 at 18:00. 

Video shot & edited: Jeannette Ginslov

AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels is a project exploring affect in urban spaces. Dance improvisation and screen dance techniques for video capture and editing are the main artistic modalities. The element of Augmented Reality (AR) lets the choreographies be suspended as hidden layers of media living in physical space and on personal mobile phones. An extra dimension of archived material is added, letting AR be part time-machine part performance of memory. This artwork can be experienced individually, or as part of coordinated groups, or you can see the AR media combined with a live performance on 31 October. The AR tags are placed all around the outside the Nikolaj building. You will need the free AR browser Aurasma (download here) running on your mobile phones to access the media.

Location: Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen

Artists: Jeannette Ginslov (video, edit & concept), Susan Kozel (artistic direction & concept), Wubkje Kuindersma (live and video dance), Camilla Ryd (images & interaction design), Jacek Smolicki (sound), Daniel Spikol (technical production), Oliver Starpov (video dance).

AffeXity would like to acknowledge support from the following organisations: Malmö University, Medea, Re-New Digital Arts Festival, Det Kongelige Teater, Svenska Filminstitutet, Vetenskapsrådet, Nikolaj Konsthal and Anton Van Niekerk/Hatfield Travel for sponsoring airfare for Jeannette Ginslov. http://www.hatfieldtravel.co.za/

AffeXity is an ongoing project included in the the Living Archives research project.

See http://affexity.se/ for more info.

AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels

Dance and Augmented Reality combine to make up the Augmented Choreography of AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels.

October 2013 Copenhagen Denmark

Part of the Re-New Digital Arts Festival 2013, Oct 29 – Nov 3, 2013.

AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels is a project exploring affect in urban spaces. Dance improvisation and screen dance techniques for video capture and editing are the main artistic modalities. The element of Augmented Reality (AR) lets the choreographies be suspended as hidden layers of media living in physical space and on personal mobile phones. An extra dimension of archived material is added, letting AR be part time-machine part performance of memory. This artwork can be experienced individually, or as part of coordinated groups, or you can see the AR media combined with a live performance on 31 October (see times and instructions below). The AR tags are placed all around the outside the Nikolaj building. You will need the free AR browser Aurasma (download here) running on your mobile phones to access the media.

Location
Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen – Nikolaj Plads 10, 1067 Copenhagen, Denmark

Artists
Jeannette Ginslov (video, edit & concept), Susan Kozel (artistic direction & concept), Wubkje Kuindersma (dance), Camilla Ryd (images & interaction design), Jacek Smolicki (sound), Daniel Spikol (technical production), Oliver Starpov (dance).

Times
Visit the Nikolaj with your own mobile phones any time from 17:30 on Tuesday, Oct 29, until Sunday, Nov 11. Tags are attached to the outside of the building.

Each day, from Tuesday, Oct 29, until Saturday, Nov 2, from 17:30-20:30 someone will be there to help you with the tags and the AR browser.

Two performances will take place, integrating dancer (Wubkje Kuindersma) with the layers of media running on mobile devices on Oct 31 at 17:15 and 18:00. We will provide a few extra mobile phones and iPads if you need one. A local area wifi will also be available.
On Saturday, Nov 2, at 14:00 you can join a group and experience the media with others.

Instructions
(You can follow these instructions from home or once you reach the Nikolaj)

  1. You will need the Augmented Reality browser Aurasma to access the media of AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels. It is free from the App Store, download here
  2. Start the Aurasma app and click on the A-shaped icon at the bottom to go to the home screen
  3. Tap the magnifying glass icon (circle with line) and enter AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels in search box
  4. Tap on the channel in the search results and then tap the Follow icon
  5. You are now connected to the channel
  6. From the main aurasma page, tap the [ ] icon to begin viewing the media. Place your phone in front of the image tag and wait for the purple circle to indicate the media is downloading.

AffeXity would like to acknowledge support from the following organisations: Malmö University, Medea, Re-New Digital Arts Festival, Det Kongelige Teater, Svenska Filminstitutet, Vetenskapsrådet, and Nikolaj Konsthal.

AffeXity is an ongoing project included in the the Living Archives research project.

Poster Design: Daniel Spikol

AffeXity Phase 01 Residency 21-27 Nov 2011

AffeXity Phase 01 Jeannette Ginslov Residency at Laboratorium

Narrative Report

21-27 November 2011

Phase 01 Residency

AffeXity Phase 01 includes an informal internship for Jeannette Ginslov at MEDEA, Malmo University, end Sept to mid December and a Residency at the Laboratorium from the Dansens Hus Copenhagen 21-27 Nov 2011. Ginslov was invited by Prof Susan Kozel to the informal internship and obtained the residency at the Laboratorium by application. Further applications are being made for the next few phases.

Phase 01 culminates on 16 December 2011 with a showing of all seven screendance videos generated at the Laboratorium. It includes a panoramic video of the MEDEA space as well as the Argon Augmented Reality browser on iPads and iPhones for the attending guests. Over four hundred academic as well as industry people are expected to attend the event at the MEDEA K3 Malmö University. 

Phase One  - Shoot and edit for affect and opacity

Ginslov researched affect and the haptic together with dancer Wubkje Kuindersma during this residency. Screendance videos were shot in and around Copenhagen where the “carnivorous” was employed to explore, nudge, sniff and tease out affect and haptic moments found in locations in Copenhagen. By working with certain parameters each location brought to the dancer, movement and camera moments of affect, nuances, rhythms and temperatures. Overlays and opacity levels in the edit further amplified this.

Discussions, Research and notes JG & WK

Affect and haptic

22 November

Looking for choreographic process and parameters to find affect

Questions:

1)    What affect is in the building?

2)    What tension, rhythms, frictions?

3)    What energies, vibes, sensations?

4)    Physical responses 

5)    Emotional history

6)    History

7)    Ambiguity

8)    Resonances of the space

9)    Sounds

10) Smells

11) Temperatures

12) Colours

13) Textures – the architexture

14) Presences between, inside, inside the cement

15) Shapes - negative and positive

16) What are the affordances in the space?

In each location these questions were asked. The dancer WK improvised with these parameters and reflections, neither using mimicry or representational movement to capture and draw out the affect of the space that she tuned into. JG captured this with the “carnivorous camera” and amplified this in the edit.

Documented research on Affect and haptic imagery may be found in Ginslov’s article for the K3 Seminar:

Jeannette Ginslov will uncover the differences between the haptic and affect, the technological mediation and capturation of affect and the haptic in screendance, arriving at resonances, tactility, “shimmers”, the ineffable and experiential…in other words the capture of life forces - the camera becomes carnivorous.

Meeting in Copenhagen: 25 November 2011

Susan Kozel, Jay Bolter, Timo Engelhardt & Jeannette Ginslov

@ Architects Centre Cph DK

Photos by Jeannette Ginslov

 

Jay Bolter (left), Timo Engelhardt (right), Background: Copenhagen

 

Susan Kozel, Background Copenhagen

Photos taken by JG November 2011 for AffeXity Research

Visual imagery for the exploration of Affect and “shimmers”, temperatures, resonances

       Icy shimmers, temperatures, textures

Indexical / trace

 Shimmers, fleeting, “inbetweeness”

 

 

 

RESIDENCY DESCRIPTION

DAY 01 MON 21 Nov JG Setting up of Lab – keys, alarms, space, contract. JG - cameras boot up, prep tapes, files for Video Cameras PD 170, Samsung HD and iPad 2. JG making timetable and research notes for the videos. JG researching for the K3 MEDEA Seminar Wed in Malmö WK & JG meeting – research area, timetable. 

DAY 02 TUES 22 Nov JG & WK Setting up of Lab & out door recce. JG & WK 12.30-15:00 Shoot Day 01 – DV PAL, HD, iPad. JG digitized footage and wrote paper for Seminar. 

DAY 03 WED 23 Nov JG, SK, TE 10-12h30 JG in Malmö. Delivered paper at MEDEA K3 Malmö University for Seminar: “Uncovering the differences between the haptic and affect”– See paper. 13h30-15h00 Meeting with SK & TE & iPad with Argon try out. JG edited clip #1 Carlsberg

DAY 04 THURS 24 Nov JG & WK WK & JG Shoot Day 02. 10-14:00 In studio with the lights – WK Foot dance. 12.00-15.00 Edit short clip for Fri – HD, iPad

DAY 05 FRI 25 Nov. JG, JB, TE & SK. 10:00 JB, SK, TE & JG meeting at Café Wilder – re: Argon and clips. Meeting about AR technologies & videos. 13:00 JG & WB Shoot Day 03

DAY 06 SAT 26 Nov.  JG Digitized all footage and edited. Clip #2 Ghost Hands, Clip #3 Delicate Passage, Clip #4 Laughing Bells, Clip #5 Red Walls Feet, Clip #6 Red Wall Dreaming

DAY 07 27 SUN Nov. JG finalized clips #1 to #6 with special effects. JG exported clips. JG digitized Familiar Stranger. JG to upload all clips at DH on Monday. JG to deliver report & keys to SP at DH. 

16 December. MEDEA. Launch event of Phase 01

 The Outcomes of Phase 01 Laboratorium

These preliminary test videos used Copenhagen as a backdrop for capturing affect. All videos have been uploaded onto YouTube for easy access. They are unlisted. To view them one needs to click the link. Only those with this link may access them. All the videos below will be screened 16 December 2011, at the MEDEA end of year function. The videos listed below will be screened on a wall projection in the MEDEA Lab space.

 All Videos

Directed, Shot & Edited: Jeannette Ginslov

Dancer: Wubkje Kuindersma

Videos Produced by Walking Gusto Productions © 2011

Videos

Clip #1 Carlsberg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umlCMJ7Numg

Clip #2 Ghost Hands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mExoLrKyFoU

Clip #3 Delicate Passage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE0fWBuXfoI

Clip #4 Laughing Bells http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYrvAHswcd0

Clip #5 Red Walls Feet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRbm7BNYVfU

Clip #6 Red Wall Dreaming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh5l1r1FEd0

Familiar Stranger – Choreography, Performance and Concept by Wubkle Kuindersma. Direction, camera and edit by Jeannette Ginslov. This was also shot this during the Laboratorium and explored affect and the haptic. It is 04:30 mins long and is a video installation work. It will be featured at the MEDEA evening, on another monitor.


Images - AffeXity: Passages and Tunnels Nikolaj Kunsthal Oct 31, 2013 København

AffeXity: Passages and Tunnels

For all photos go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/d_spikol/sets/72157637184344354/

Nikolaj Kunsthal Oct 31, 2013 København
Exposing somatic and affective layers of our urban spaces through dance improvisation and screendance. 

With:
Susan Kozel (artistic direction & concept), Jeannette Ginslov (video, effects, & concept), Wubkje Kuindersma (dance), Oliver Starpov (dance), Camilla Ryd (images & interaction design), Jacek Smolicki (images & sound), & Daniel Spikol (technical direction)

Many thanks: Anton Van Niekerk/Hatfield Travel for sponsoring airfare for Jeannette Ginslov

http://www.hatfieldtravel.co.za/

 

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DansAR 02 25 February-01 March 2013: AR Performance and Choreographic Project in collaboration with Skånes Dansteater and twenty five dancers from Lund’s Dance & Music Gymnasium, Sweden. The dancers divided up into four teams and learnt choreographies from Putu which they then adapted to their location and concept of their videos. They then shot and edited the short screendance works in locations in and around Skånes Dansteater: the children’s park, the skate park, the entrance to the University and inside the Skånes Dansteater building. They made triggers for the videos and a journey was created for the audiences for the final event, 01 March 2012, that attracted over 50 viewers. The audience was divided into two groups each group experienced a different AR journey, going from outside to inside the building. It culminated in a large dance ensemble where all the students performed the main dance sequence live for the the assembled audience.

The audiences using the augmented reality application called Aurasma triggered the tagged videos by moving from one designated spot to the next and then viewed the short live performance besides the tagged spot.

The final event was part of the Living Archives project at MEDEA.

Video shot & edited Jeannette Ginslov

DansAR 01 & 02 an AR Performance Project, in collaboration with Jeannette Ginslov, Skånes Dansteater , Living Archives at MEDEA, Prof Susan Kozel, Prof Daniel Spikol and Masters Students from the Department of Computer Science at MEDEA Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.

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DansAR 01: AR Performance and Screendance Project in collaboration with four disabled dancers and a choreographer, Melody Putu from Skånes Dansteater. Together with the collaborators from MEDEA it explored movements and choreographies set by the disabled dancers and Putu. Eight videos were shot and edited by the writer, converted to image based videos on Aurasma and later tagged onto the real environment at Skånes Teater auditorium. It culminated in an informal presentation, 22 February, that integrated live performances by the disabled dancers and AR videos.

The audiences using the augmented reality application called Aurasma triggered the tagged videos by moving from one designated spot to the next and then viewed the short live performance besides the tagged spot.

Video shot & edited by Jeannette Ginslov

DansAR 01 & 02 : AR Performance Project, in collaboration with Jeannette Ginslov, Skånes Dansteater , Living Archives at MEDEA, Prof Susan Kozel, Prof Daniel Spikol and Masters Students from the Department of Computer Science at MEDEA Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden. 18-22 February 2013

DansAR 01 & 02 Feb-March 2013

DansAR 01 & 02 an AR Performance Project, in collaboration with Jeannette Ginslov, Skånes Dansteater , Living Archives at MEDEA, Prof Susan Kozel, Prof Daniel Spikol and Masters Students from the Department of Computer Science at MEDEA Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.

DansAR 01 18-22 February 2013 was an AR Performance and Screendance Project in collaboration with four disabled dancers and a choreographer, Melody Putu from Skånes Dansteater. Together with the collaborators from MEDEA it explored movements and choreographies set by the disabled dancers and Putu. Eight videos were shot and edited by the writer, converted to image based videos on Aurasma and later tagged onto the real environment at Skånes Teater auditorium. It culminated in an informal presentation, 22 February, that integrated live performances by the disabled dancers and AR videos.

The audiences using the augmented reality application called Aurasma triggered the tagged videos by moving from one designated spot to the next and then viewed the short live performance besides the tagged spot.

DansAR 02 25 March-01 March 2013, was an AR Performance and Choreographic Project in collaboration with Skånes Dansteater and twenty five dancers from Lund’s Dance & Music Gymnasium, Sweden. The dancers divided up into four teams and learnt choreographies from Putu which they then adapted to their location and concept of their videos. They then shot and edited the short screendance works in locations in and around Skånes Dansteater: the children’s park, the skate park, the entrance to the University and inside the Skånes Dansteater building. They made triggers for the videos and a journey was created for the audiences for the final event, 01 March 2012, that attracted over 50 viewers. The audience was divided into two groups each group experienced a different AR journey, going from outside to inside the building. It culminated in a large dance ensemble where all the students performed the main dance sequence live for the the assembled audience.

The most affective AR outcomes were the ones shot and created by the “Swedish Meatballs” group who created auras at the Skate Park. The five dancers wore their triggers, images of daisies, on their backs, shoulders and held them, so that they moved with them. The one dancer stood in the skate park bowl and lured the audience members into the bowl. Here the dancer improvised, moving his trigger quite significantly. The audience member had to then move in tandem with him, so as to keep the AR video looping on the mobile device. A choreographic moment was born, a mobile encounter took place.

The final event was part of the Living Archives project at MEDEA.

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