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aether on Sun, 22 Apr 2007 00:34:58 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> Aether 9 :: remote video performance


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the N3KROZOFT LTD media group

is pleased to announce the world premiere of the collaborative video performance:

*// Aether 9 //*

Linking nine performers in various remote locations around the globe, this performance will occur on May 3rd 2007, 21:00 CET, in the framework of Mapping Festival Geneva, in conclusion to a 3-day workshop directed by N3KROZOFT members.

*// conditions of participation //*

[1] // participating in the workshop : If you wish to follow the workshop in Geneva: plase send an email to wrkshp {AT} 1904.cc describing briefly your experience and motivations (moderate knowledge and experience of video tools + originality of ideas is expected). Workshop dates are: May 1st-3rd, 14:00-18:00. Workshop location: BAC, Geneva (see below).

[2] // participating as a remote performer : Artists wishing to participate in one of the remaining performance slots: please send an email to remote {AT} n3krozoft.com
Requirements for remote performers:
- You need to have access to an imaging device (webcam, miniDV camera) and a computer linked to the internet.
- Sufficient knowledge of video tools + performance is expected, to operate for instance a webcam and upload its images to a server. Server access will be provided.
- Knowledge of Max/msp or Pure Data is an advantage, but not a necessity.
- You are required to be available through skype or similar protocols for instructions and synchronisation during the days prior to the performance (1st-3rd May).
- 100% availability during the performance and at least 1 hour prior to performance is crucial.


*// Questions and Answers //*

Q - What will this look like?
A - The basic concept: 9 different locations will be linked during a 60 minute performance. The performance will be projected as a 3x3 grid of videoframes, such as this:


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Q - When and where will the performance take place?
A - The performance will occur on Thursday 3rd May 2007, 21:00 (9 PM) Central European Time. The location is the BAC (Bâtiment d'Art Contemporain), 10 rue des Vieux-Grenadiers / 28, rue des Bains, Geneva, Switzerland.


Q - Is it possible to watch the performance on the internet?
A - The performance will be visible through the internet. Not directly as a video stream, but as a standalone viewer application, which will be available at http://n3krozoft.com/remote . If you are in charge of a public venue, you are welcome to use the standalone viewer to broadcast to performance to an audience. Click here to find your local performance time: http://tinyurl.com/2rjxhb


Q - Will there be any dogma/ritual imposed on the performers?
A - The content of the performance will be dictated by a formal set of rules, which will be established in part during the first 2 days of the workshop. The significance of time and the subjectivity of human experience in a specific timeframe will be a crucial element of the performance.


Q - What technology will be used for the transmission of images?
A - To insure the possibility for performers in low-tech situations to participate, the system will be designed for robustness rather than for speed. Since streaming video needs a considerable upload rate, the transmission of images will occur rather through image-by-image upload, allowing participants to use slower transmission lines. The target frame refresh rate will be 5 seconds, similar to the transmission rate of the videophone devices in use during the 1990's. At the main performance venue, buffered playback will occur at much faster or slower framerates, depending on the performer's actions.


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references:
http://n3krozoft.com/remote
http://www.mappingfestival.com/
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