Dama is a Nordic / Baltic network of higher level Dance education institutions and New Media education institutions. It organizes annual courses, exchanges and workshops which take place in Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Latvia, Estonia and/or Lithuania. Dama is mainly supported by Nordplus.
Students and teachers applying to Nordplus grant have to fill application form and Nordplus grant confirmation.
Nordplus travel grant is 330 EUR (660 EUR to and from Iceland).
Forms for students:
Forms for teachers:
Next DAMA workshops:
DAMA 14, Malmö
DAMA at MAH
An exploratory workshop on that builds upon the AffeXity project that explores augmented choreographies in cities, and a-fixity as an urban condition. Additionally, the workshop will be part of the performative strand of the Living Archives is a research project that investigates the intersection between performance practices and archiving, connecting open and diverse data through participatory design. The core of these two projects have grown from artistic research, which includes a set of overlapping practices: artistic practices of dance improvisation, screendance, video shooting, digital image editing and sound composition, combined with the daily practices of moving through a city and using mobile devices (Kozel, 2012).
The workshop explores the notion of ethereal media in the context of augmented performances. Following the methods of co-creation and collaborative media, the workshop lasts over the week with a public performance on the fourth evening in the city. Working in different groups we will explore cultural archives, screen dance, augmented audio landscapes, new forms of gaming, and locative media. Additionally, different technologies will be explored and evaluated as cultural production tools. The workshop will involve local stakeholders that range from a documentary film studio to local theatres, the Royal Danish Theatre and Ozma a social game company.
The plan for the workshop is to break into three working groups to explore disappearances (ethereal media), mashing up geo-caching, dance, and cultural archives, and exploring the intersection of performance and games.
Themes to consider for the performance on May 1 are the convergence of the traditional Walpurgis Night festival with the International Workers Day. The university is situated on the remains of the Kockum’s Shipyard, once the largest employer in Malmö in the days the city was an industrial hub rather than the media and knowledge industries.
Augmented Reality, Affexity, Dance, Performance, new forms of digital games
*The level for the workshop is BA / MA
*Practicalities (time, place, duration, how many participants, level/target group)
Time and Place: April 28- May 3 Malmö University and surrounding city
Participants: 8-12 guests from university students, graduate students, researchers, and teachers.
The workshop will start Monday April 28 at 13.00 at Medea our a design led research centre for collaborative media at Malmö University, Sweden. The workshop will end after lunch on Friday May 2. MEDEA is located at:
Kozel, S. (2013). AffeXity: Performing Affect with Augmented Reality. The Fibreculture Journal DIGITAL MEDIA + NETWORKS + TRANSDISCIPLINARY CRITIQUE, (21). Retrieved from http://twentyone.fibreculturejournal.org/fcj-150-affexity-performing-affect-with-augmented-reality/.
Engberg, M., & Bolter, J. D. (2014). Cultural expression in augmented and mixed reality. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 20(1), 3–9. doi:10.1177/1354856513516250
Coulton, P. (2014). Designing Mobile and Ubiquitous Games and Playful Interactions. In A. Nijholt (Ed.), Playful User Interfaces SE - 4 (pp. 71–95). Springer Singapore. doi:10.1007/978-981-4560-96-2_4
Students should send a short letter of motivation and small portfolio of work that will be reviewed by all of us.
*Deadline (for motivation letters/cv's)
April 14, 2013
Please, email your application materials to:
henri [ät] mimproject.org
henri [ät] mimproject.org (d)aniel.spikol [ät] mah.se
Information on Hostels: http://mah.se/english/Student/Housing/Youth-Hostels-in-Malmo/
Park Inn by Radisson Malmö Sjömansgatan 2, 211 19 Malmö
Comfort Hotel Malmö Carlsgatan 10C, Malmo, SE, 21120
First Hotel Jorgen Kock Joergen Kocksgatan 3, 211 20
*Please bring with you
Rehearsal clothes, performance clothes, rain clothes
Your phone, smartphone, or tablet, camera, and laptop
Daniel Spikol, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Malmo University, School of Technology and Society
Department of Computer of Science
Check out SIG20 Meeting Aug 18-20 http://earlisig20.mah.se/
NEW mobile: +46 40-66 57630
daniel.spikol [ät] mah.se
DAMA 15, Reykjavik
Reykjavík, 19th – 23th of May 2014
A six day workshop on new media electronic art where students work together in groups to create an interactive performance piece.
New experiences, Old objects, Recycling, Energy, Electricity, Mobility, Indoor, Outdoor.
Iceland Academy of the Arts, Visual Art Building, Laugarnesvegur 91, Reykjavík
● Students from the Iceland Academy of the Arts apply through the IAA office.
● Students from schools connected to the DAMA network (dance and media art) apply by sending a short letter of motivation and a small portfolio of few selected works to: henri [ät] mimproject.org
Deadline (for DAMA students):
15. april 2014
BA / MA
During the course, the students will:
● Produce an interactive work of media art in collaboration with students of other art forms
● Develope skills in mixed media outside of their own expertise
● Gain experience of working with other artists
● Document multimedial art work.
Prepare a short presentation in the Pecha Kucha format http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha about a certain artist, art work, tool or an artistic element that has influenced you.
On the first day, students give micro-presentations which they have prepared (see: pre-course task). After that, groups are formed, so that each group contains a diverse range of talents and interests. On the second day the groups start to work on the final project which will be performed at the end of the workshop. Teachers assist the students and give consultation and directions. On the third day, teachers give short lectures on variable subjects in new media art. In the end, a final documentation and description of each of the project is handed in. Special emphasis is on the elements of recycling and transportability.
The final project (preperation, collaboration, performance and documentation) is evaluated to 70%. Attendance is 20% and micro-presentation 10%.
Áki Ásgeirsson - aki [ät] slatur.is / Henri Hütt - henri [ät] mimproject.org
● Áki Ásgeirsson - aki [ät] slatur.is
● Erik Alalooga - alalooga [ät] gmail.com
● Halldór Úlfarsson - halldorion [ät] gmail.com
● Jesper Pedersen - jespertralala [ät] gmail.com
● Ríkharður Friðriksson - rikhardurh [ät] lhi.is
● Taavet Jansen - taavet [ät] mimproject.org
Content and methods:
Students work independently in groups for the final project. The goal is that the students combine their different talents and skills to create an art performance that utilizes the collective resources of the group. Students will be presented with different tools for creation of electronic art and different ways of connecting art forms. The teachers should aim to provide a stimulating environment for fruitful collaboration and independent work.
● 19th of May
○ 13:00 - Introduction
○ 14:00 - Micro-presentations
● 20th of May
○ 10:00 - Group selection
○ 11:00 - Start work on final project
● 21st of May
○ 10:00 - Meeting with everyone
○ 10:30 - Group work
○ 15:00 - Teachers present short lectures on related subjects
● 22nd of May
○ 10:00 - Meeting with everyone
○ 10:30 - Group work
○ 15:00 - Review
● 23rd of May
○ 10:00 - Meeting with everyone
○ 20:00 - Final performance
● 24th of May
○ 10:00 - Clean-up and documentation upload
DAMA students will have to arrange their own accommodation.
● http://www.hostel.is/Hostels/Reykjavikcity - very close to the workshop
● http://www.kexhostel.is/ - a bit closer to the center
● http://www.reykjavikbackpackers.is/ - in the center
Please bring with you:
● If possible, a laptop computer and audiovisual equipment (digital camera, video camera, sound recording equipment, sensors, etc.)
● Good ideas
● Ability to work in an international group
Send mail to raflost [ät] raflost.is
● RAFLOST – www.raflost.is
● Iceland Academy of the Arts – www.lhi.is
● Reykjavik News – http://www.grapevine.is
● Bus info – http://www.straeto.is
● Iceland webcamera – http://www.livefromiceland.is/
● Iceland Academy of the Arts: +354 5524000
● Áki Ásgeirsson: +354 6619731
● Ríkharður Friðriksson: +354 8646382
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