Symposium on Dancing and Braiding
17th May 2019
Site gallery, Sheffield, UK
Tickets now available
- £27.50 (£13.75 concs), including lunch and refreshments
Launching AlgoMech Festival <https://algomech.com/>, an interdisciplinary
symposium bringing together perspectives from digital media, choreography &
dance technology, traditional Andean and Ancient Greek textiles,
e-textiles, philology, live coding and architecture.
Through talks, discussion and performance, contributors to the symposium
will consider their work in the context of interlacing within and between
textiles, e-textiles, pattern, structure and movement, including dance.
Interfaces between materials, craft technologies, digital engineering,
responsive systems, embodied communications, threads, inter-weaving,
intertwining, braiding and building will provide a rich vein of dialogue,
experimentation and recent practice-led outcomes.
10:00 - 17:00 - Symposium (coffee from 09:30)
Note that following the symposium will be the AlgoMech festival exhibition
launch event with dance performance and screening. See
https://algomech.com/2019/ for details
Textile as interface
Victoria Mitchell (session chair)
Kate Sicchio <http://sicchio.com> (Dance and Choreography, Virginia
Dancer, choreographer, coder
Berit Greinke <http://beritgreinke.net/> (University of Arts, Berlin)
In and Out of Weaving
Thea Pitman <https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/languages/staff/109/dr-thea-pitman>
- Session chair
Latin American Studies, University of Leeds
Sandra de Berduccy <https://www.sandradeberduccy.com/> (to be confirmed)
E-textile artist, Bolivia
<https://tonibuckby.com/>Textiles and Digital Media, Sheffield Hallam/V&A
Interlacing structures in time and place
Ellen Harlizius-Klück (session chair)
Braiding & dancing
Marina Castan Cabrero
(Textiles, Royal College of Art, London)
Threads and technologies on the move
Rosamaria Kostic Cisernos <https://rosasencis.org/> (Dance research,
Dave Griffiths <https://fo.am/kernow/> - Penelopean robotics
Generalist, FoAM Kernow
Giovanni Fanfani <https://penelope.hypotheses.org/giovanni-fanfani>
(Deutsches Museum, Germany)
Made possible with the support of European Research Council (682711:
PENELOPE - Weaving as a Technical Mode of Existence), Sheffield City of
Ideas, Sheffield City of Makers, Sheffield Cultural Consortium, and Arts
This streams 553 Mb of public-license 13th to 18th century images
(smallest first, so as to start immediately) concerned with alchemy and
cosmography into your browser and, via many decisions taken randomly,
creates a never-exactly-the-same-twice animation.
It's best experienced on as large a screen as you have acccess to; it's
optimized for 16:9 aspect ratio (1920x1080) but works on any monitor size.
Many of the underlying 132 images from the 13th to 18th centuries
involve concentric circles--some of them illustrate the Ptolemaic
(geocentric) solar system and world view. Others are star-maps of
constellations. There are also several paintings primarily from the 17th
century of alchemists. These humanize the activity into something we
recognize from our own work in art.
since 2011. The basic idea is that one creates 'brushes' (as many as one
wants). There are different types of brushes. The Alchemical Cosmography
brush samples from a folder of bitmaps and uses those as 'paint'. The
shape of the 'brushstroke' of the Alchemical Cosmography brush is
circular; each 'brushstroke' renders a circle on-screen that contains
some of the 132 underlying images layered.
Use the 's' key to toggle pause/play. Click the aleph null symbol at
top left to toggle the visibility of the interactive controls.
There's considerable documentation at http://vispo.com/aleph3 of the
earlier Aleph Null 3.0 version; the above link goes to version 3.1.
The brushstrokes are circular and, as noted earlier, many of the
underlying 132 images are circular/concentric in nature, so the
resulting screens are often circles-within-circles and/or intersecting
circles, and these become somewhat world-within-world.
The 132 underlying images include many by Robert Fludd (1574 – 1637)
"...a prominent English Paracelsian physician with both scientific and
occult interests. Fludd is best known for his compilations in occult
philosophy." I would say that in our visual age he is actually best
known for his mesmerizing images depicting the world view of that time,
with its chain of being extending from heaven down through the spheres
of the angels, demons, humans, animals, vegetables, and minerals.
The 132 underlying images also include several by Ramon Llull
(1232-1315), the Spanish mathematician, polymath, philosopher, logician,
Franciscan tertiary, and theologian. He is considered a pioneer of
computation theory, given his influence on Leibniz. Llull created a
combinatorial, mechanical system explorative of the names/properties of
God. It was one of the first such western systems, and has been
subsequently linked with things such as Kabala.
The 132 underlying images also include several images from Harmonia
Macrocosmica, a star atlas by Andreas Cellarius published in 1660.
There are also a couple of images by Leibniz himself.
I will soon put together a slideshow of the underlying 132 images that
I'll send you. There is, however, a slideshow of the underlying images
of the earlier, Aleph Null 3.0 version of Alchemical Cosmography among
the earlier 3.0 links at
Feedback very welcome.
Interesting approach. Keep working on it. The text could be more readable.
From: Aleksi Myllyoja <aleksi.myllyoja(a)gmail.com>
To: eu-gene <eu-gene(a)we.lurk.org>
Sent: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 4:40 am
Subject: [eu-gene] Modern Generative Art I've Made
I just wanted to share some of the generative art I've made: https://xn--5ca.cc/
There's a lot more, but I haven't put up a comprehensive gallery etc.
What do you think?
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