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Saturday, August 18 1:00pm

Saturday, 1-3pm

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Master Class: Live Mirror, Camera Mirror

Explore the choreographic possibilities of integrating live and virtual performers in projection with artist and Workspace resident Avye Alexandres. Participants will be introduced to theatrical mirroring exercises in combination with Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints method for devising gestures and improvising in real time. Individuals will develop a repetitive gesture, and then adapt it for video. Finally participants will explore interactions between their recorded media and the live performer.

Tactics in this workshop promote versatility of artistic interpretation, and may be adapted to any style of performance. Participants will gain tools to expand their instincts into performative actions.

Areas of focus will be: camera framing for live performance and particularly the Viewpoints elements of tempo, shape, duration, kinesthetic response and architecture.

Avye Alexandres was born in Athens, Greece, and moved to the United States at the age of six. Her multidisciplinary art practice, which investigates the psychosocial ramifications of structures and space, stems from her background in photography and theatre. Evolving from site-based performances her work now encompasses immersive sculpture, locative media, experimental digital narratives, conceptual works, photography and video, as well as participatory experiences and installations. In 2015, she received her MFA in Art and Emerging Practices from the University at Buffalo, and has exhibited at venues such as the Burchfield Penney Art Center, The Soap Factory, IFP-MN Center for Media Arts, and the Weismann Art Museum.

About the program
Workspace Residency is a unique artist residency which supports local, regional and national media artists and researchers who are working on projects in film, video, audio, interactive media and emerging technologies in any stage of production. Founded in 2016 by Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center in Buffalo, New York, in collaboration with local partners Buffalo Game Space, The Foundry, and Silo City, the residency provides support through equipment, facilities, and technical support for artists experimenting across a range of old and new technologies, such as video, sound, digital platforms, interactivity, virtual reality, and 3D printing. Community outreach and public engagement components include presentation and education activities.

Workspace Residency is made possible with generous support from the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, individual members, businesses, and supporters.