3.9.11 _i_dentity_x _or[s]c[h]ism_ (2005-09-29 06:17) MEZAlan Sondheim is a Brooklyn-based new media artist, musician, writer, and performer. He's concerned with issues of virtuality, and the stake that the real world has in the virtual. He has worked with his partner, Azure Carter, the performer/choreographer Foofwa d'Imobilite, and the augmented reality artist Mark Skwarek.
Sondheim is interesting in examining the grounds of the virtual, the way that the virtual inhabits the real body. He performs in virtual, real, and cross-over worlds; his virtual work is known for its highly complex and mobile architectures. He has used altered motion-capture technology extensively for examining and creating new lexicons of behavior.
Useful URLs - webpage http://www.alansondheim.org (directory) music archive: http://www.espdisk.com/alansondheim/ (directory) email archive http://sondheim.rupamsunyata.org/
Helen Varley Jamieson is a writer, theatre practitioner and digital artist from New Zealand, based in Germany. She holds a Master of Arts (Research) investigating cyberformance - live performance on the internet – which she has practiced for over a decade. She is a founding member of the cyberformance troupe Avatar Body Collision, co-founder of UpStage, an open source platform for cyberformance, and co-curator of international online festivals and events. She is a board member of the open source documentation platform FLOSS Manuals, and "web queen" of the Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary theatre.
Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. He maintains http://lab404.com , http://playdamage.org , and http://deepyoung.org in hopes of facilitating a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Contagions of Wonder.
"Pascale Gustin works with text and source code, a vast array of texture and materials. The information that flows within herself, her computer and the network is a ramified environment. The digital universe is a flux, a river that she trickles between her fingers to feel consistency" (Anne Goldenberg, .dpi 22).
She teached Pure Data at the Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee University (2011). She gives workshops on several tools on a regular basis in art institutions as well as at the Centre de Ressources d'Arts Sensitifs à Mains d'Oeuvres (Saint-Ouen, France). Holding a degree in Fine Arts (1992), she has published essays in journals and magazines including JAVA, Nioques and Akenaton/dock(s). Her first book « Trajets » was published by Station Mir editions in 2006. She is also the creator of digital performances presented at events such as Piksel09 (Bergen, Norway), Hacker Space Festival (Vitry-sur-Seine, France), Vision'R (Paris, France), Visionsonic (Sèvres, France), /ETC (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Studio XX (Montréal, Québec).
Lucille Calmel est performeur, metteur en scène et écrivain. Chercheuse d’écritures vivantes de la scène de théâtre et musicale à cette nouvelle scène de l’Internet, elle explore les dimensions performatives entre corporalités, sonorités et textualités. http://www.myrtilles.org/news/ http://vimeo.com/lucillecalmel