Rokeby Events - McGill University, Monday March 22

Subject: Rokeby Events - McGill University, Monday March 22
From: Alain Thibault (thibaul@CAM.ORG)
Date: Thu Mar 11 1999 - 16:14:17 EST

Monday March 22
4:30 - 6:30pm, Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (C209)
McGill University, Music Fac.
555 rue Sherbrooke west

for more info on the Rokeby Events:


Format: Lecture by Rokeby, followed by roundtable.

Lecture Title: "Transforming mirrors: Continuous Real-time interaction
for performance and installation"

Focus (Rokeby's text)

We are all familiar with Narcissus, the youth who falls in love with his
own image. But we seem to have lost sight of the other main player in the
original myth, Echo. Echo was a great story-teller whose ability to produce
her own words was taken from her. She was forced to express herself by
selecting from and differently inflecting the words and phrases that she
heard others say. She found herself in the peculiar expressive space of the
interactive artist. She had to express herself through the transformation
of something given that was out of her control. Echoes are distorted
reflections, and the interactive artist/composer works by constructing
elaborate systems of echoes which translate the input into an output that
carries their personal signature as well.

Roundtable panelists:

Bruce Pennycook
Jean Piche
Alexandre Burton
Louis Dufort
Marc Couroux
Alain Thibault
Zack Settel

About Rokeby:

David Rokeby is an interactive sound- and video-installation artist based
in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating interactive installations since
1982. His work has been exhibited in shows across Canada, the United
States, Europe, Japan and Korea, including

more info on Rokeby:
Music Faculty, McGill University
(1) 514 398 4535 ext. 5633

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