This workshop/working group led by Daniel Canogar, Julian Oliver and Pablo Valbuena aims to conduct research and experiments with the use of light, projection, and visual perception in different settings, gathering people from fields including architecture, visual arts, urbanism, stage and set design, programming, physics, optics, psychology, and the physiology of perception.
The sun’s shadow is the earliest type of projection known to us, and Egyptian and Greek sun dials are the origin of controlled projection. With the advent of artificial light sources, controlled projections were developed, such as shadow plays and magician's illusionary techniques.
In recent history, controlled artificial light sources and their use in photography, the cinema, and moving pictures have multiplied new projection possibilities. These include the use of light as a material to the projection of moving images on a variety of surfaces: buildings used as screens, research in physics on the qualities of light or ways of altering visual perception through controlling light.
-architects and urban planners interested in the use of light in public spaces
-set and stage designers
-programmers (applications in real time, generative and visualization systems...)
-physicists and specialists in optics
-other interested persons
The work will be structured through monthly sessions (Thursdays from 4:30pm to 8:30pm) and production workshops (see open call)
7 pm: Contemporary Phantasmagories, presentation and lecture by Daniel Canogar (open to the public)
4:30 pm: Creating Dynamic Spaces with Projections, mini-workshop by hc gilje
7 pm: Conversations with Spaces, lecture by hc gilje (open to the public)
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm: Visit to the works by Paul Friedlander at the máquinas&almas. Arte digital y nuevos medios exhibition, at Reina Sofía Museum.
6 pm - 7:30 pm: Outside Time, lecture by Paul Friedlander at Medialab-Prado (open to the public)
8 pm - 9 pm: Lecture by Theo Jansen, encounters with artists exhibiting at máquinas&almas. Arte digital y nuevos medios. Museo Reina Sofía
Julian Oliver: Perceptual Play: Optical Illusion Art as Radical Interface(4:30 pm: mini-workshop / 7 pm: talk)
7 pm: The Long Here, the Big Now, and other tales of the networked city, lecture by Adam Greenfield
4:30h: Gathering of work groups to present and discuss the selected proposals
7 pm: Light, more Light! From Goethe to Las Vegas, talk by Félix Duque
Workshop I: Presentation of selected proposales and fist stage of prototype development [+info]
Workshop II: Second stage of prototype development [+info]
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