DIY16: 2019 – (de)coding performance opportunity

Want to learn how to build and program wearable sensors for use in sound based live art?

(de)coding performance is a 4 day hands-on workshop with Bean & Nicola Woodham offering a crash course in coding, working with current ‘market’ technologies of wearable sensors. The workshop will enable participants to build and program their own products for use in sound based performance and live art. The workshop will focus on using open source programs and low cost, economically accessible hardware, led by expert Rebecca Fiebrink.

The project aims to equip live artists with a basic understanding of coding, machine learning and wearable hardware. In order to enable them to design, make and control their own body sensors for use in live performance. Each participant will gain hands-on knowledge by completing a practical exercise from conception to performance.

When will the workshops take place?

  • Sun 4 August, 18:00 – 21:00
  • Mon 5 August 9:30 – 18:00
  • Tue 6 August 9:30 – 18:00
  • Wed 7 August 10:00 – 14:00

Want to apply?

Bean & Nicola are particularly interested in applications from…

  • Women and non-binary artists working across sound, performance & live art.
  • Artists with an openness to design and make.
  • over 18 years old
  • please head to the LADA website for more info

Participants can be at any stage of their practice and do not need to have prior knowledge of coding. Participants should have access to a laptop (Mac or PC) with a usb and headphone port. If you don’t have access to a laptop please flag this in your application and we will arrange a laptop that you can borrow.

To apply and find out more information visit the LADA website.