In my research I place the artistic practice at the base of technological innovation, theoretical articulation and contextualization. I approach my research as an artist / scholar with a practice-led endeavor, which means that my praxis and contextualization, both historical and methodological, leads towards the theoretical articulations that relate to an interactive media art practice as situated form.
Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre http://www.magic.ubc.ca/
Computational Poetics Reseach http://www.sfu.ca/chaosmos/
Cinema of Braided Processes Research
The Cinema of Braided Processes focuses on research and experimental projects in the areas of improvised cinematic performance, installation, interactive animation, media for social change, and media across cultures. The compositional structure of the cinema of braided processes integrates computation as a creative medium with performance and improvisation.
On a conceptual level cinema of braided processes provides a model for situating the interactive media events within the particular social, geographical, ethical and spiritual contexts within which the work functions. The conscious braiding of these elements situates the interactive media events within a cultural and local knowledge, crafts and traditions with a potential to reflect a variety of approaches in new media.
The braided processes accomodate integrated relationship among various independent elements that comprise the complex media braid. The threads of this complex braid are composed of the audible and visible images, textual, generative, kinetic and proprioceptive elements responsible for driving real-time interactive processes. The associative narrative braid is taken up as the central compositional strategy—weaving and intertwining a variety of threads at several levels of the work. This complex braid allows different streams of the narrative to be available for mixing in different ways and to be montaged in time and accented with responsive processes. It is a form of open that allows braided conversations to emerge through improvisatory co-creation.
Recent Project Higlights
in a thousand drops…refracted glances
with Kenneth Newby and Martin Gotfrit
visual music project
with Keith Hamel/ music and music software/
with Gamelan Madu Sari
with Orchid Ensemble and Moving Dragon