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ID-i/o

About

ID-i/o is a solo live audiovisual performance experience. A wearable "performance jacket" with inbuilt sensor technology (accelerometers), is utilised as a gestural controller for audiovisual materials. Data generated by arm movement, is sent (via microcontroller - two have been used: Angelo Fraietta's miniCV Controller and an Arduino bluetooth microcontroller) to a MaxMSP patch, managing data and audio, then passing on selected data to a Jitter patch controlling the video component.

logo: Australia Council for the Arts

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

ID-i/o - Liquid Architecture 2009 photo: Kazumichi Grime

Conceptually, this performance work explores slow and subtle movements which, often due to the nature of audiovisual and controller technology availabe, is at times overlooked in favour of more rapid physical motion.

ID-i/o and dpwolf at Electrofringe photo: Peta Doherty

This project began conceptual development at the Australian Network for the Arts and Technology (ANAT), Create_Space 2005 New Media Lab held at the Meat Market, Melbourne, October 2005. The project was fully developed (from 2006 to 2009) with the support of an Australia Council for the Arts Sounding Out instrument building grant.

ID-i/o photo: Loui Seselja

This solo performance work was the logical progression from the sensor trio collaboration, HyperSense Complex (pictured above), which used flex sensor technology as gestural interface.


Performances & Events

NOWnow festival 2010

Performance in collaboration with Jon Hunter at NOWnow festival, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia, 22nd January 2010.

Part of Autonomous Improvisation - Primavera 2009

Audiovisual documentation of ID-i/o was included in Wade Marynowsky's Autonomous Improvisation v1 installation exhibited as part of Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, September - November 2009.

ID-i/o - Autonomous Improvisations at Primavera 2009 photo: Maria-Eleni Alesandre

Cells Button festival 2009

Performance at Cells Button #3, House of Natural Fiber, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 7th August 2009.

Liquid Architecture festival 2009

Performance at Liquid Architecture 10, Carriageworks Sydney, Australia, 27th June 2009.

ID-i/o - Liquid Architecture 2009 photo: Kazumichi Grime

Peats Ridge festival 2008

Performance in collaboration with Dan MacKinlay and Michael Norris at Peats Ridge festival, Peats Ridge, NSW, Australia, 30th December 2008.

ID-i/o - Peats Ridge 2008 photo: Christian Malejka

Electofringe festival program launch 2008

Performance at Electrofringe festival program launch, Serial Space, Sydney, 20th September 2008.

International Symposium of Electronic Arts 2008

Performance at Electricity, POST Museum, International Symposium of Electronic Arts 2008, Singapore, 25th July 2008.

ID-i/o - Electricity, ISEA 2008 photo: Jodi Rose

Tuned City festival 2008

Performance at Tuned City, Berlin, Germany, 4th July 2008.

ID-i/o at Tuned City: photo by scott morrison photo: Scott Morrison

Part of Autonomous Improvisation - ArtSpace 2007

Audiovisual documentation ID-i/o was included in Wade Marynowsky's Autonomous Improvisation v1 installation exhibited at ArtSpace, alongside 36 other experimental performers such as Robin Fox, Clayton Thomas, Lucas Abela, Toydeath, Toecutter and Gail Priest. An ID-i/o performance was recorded in the ArtSpace artist studios and then incorporated into the work consisting of 'audiovisual trios' of randomly selected performers driven by MaxMSP and Jitter. The work also provides audiovisual documentation representing a slice Australia's contemporary experimental performance. April, 2007.

Electrofringe 2006

Performance of TBA in collaboration with video artist dpwolf as part of the SPA[v]CE series, Electrofringe, Newcastle, October 2006.

ID-i/o and dpwolf at Electrofringe: photo by peta doherty photo: Peta Doherty ID-i/o and dpwolf at Electrofringe: photo by peta doherty photo: Peta Doherty

Australasian Computer Music Conference 2006

Performance of [re] at the Australasian Computer Music Conference, Adelaide, July 2006.

Time_Place_Space 5

Performance for participants and facilitators of the Time_Place_Space 5 workshop, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, July 2006.

Gadget

Performance in collaboration with video artist dpwolf at Gadget, a night of live experimental audiovisual performances, Australian Choreographic Centre, Canberra, December 2005.

Gadget - flyer


Sounding Out: Outcomes

The Australia Council for the Arts Sounding Out grant assisted in further development of the ID-i/o project by constructing a new jacket, new sensors, new wiring and the integration of a Bluetooth component in the microcontroller, facilitating mobilty (enabled by wirelessness), inclusion of video materials (in additon to existing audio control) and a jacket capable of being a projection surface.

ID-i/o jacket - design and construction: Jaimi Kark photo: Jaimi Kark ID-i/o jacket - design and construction: Jaimi Kark photo: Jaimi Kark

This involved collaboration with technologist Nick Engel (from Dolby Laboratories Inc - previously Lake Technology), to assist in implementing the shift from MIDI to wireless, using bluetooth including the addition of the bluetooth module by Angelo Fraietta's to the miniCV Controller, and additionally, the Arduino bluetooth microcontroller. In addition, 3-axis (ADXL 330) accelerometers and custom cabling were also implemented.

The performance jacket was developed, in the early stages in consultation with Melissa Penrose (designer), Kate Shaw (Lecturer in Fashion, Canberra Institute of Technology) and finally (through indepth and iterative consultation, with main design features devised by Somaya) designed and constructed by emerging fashion designer Jaimi Kark. The jacket was designed as both a garment to house the technological components (accelerometers, microcontroller and wires) and as a video projection surface so for the ability to perform audiovisually.

Assistance withMaxMSP patch construction, fabric projection tests, daughterboard construction, soldering and general consultation was supplied by technologist Nick Mariette (PhD Candidate - Computer Science, UNSW).


AudioVisual Documentation

  • AV excerpt - Liquid Architecture 10, Carriageworks, Sydney, June 27 2009 [quicktime mov]
  • [re] excerpt - Das Kleine Field Recording Festival at Tuned City Festival, Wriezener Bahnhof, Berlin, July 4 2008 [vimeo]
  • TBA excerpt - collaboration with video artist dpwolf - Electrofringe Festival, Newcastle, October 1 2006 [quicktime mov]
  • [re] excerpt - collaboration with video artist dpwolf - Gadget, Australian Choreographic Centre, Canberra, December 8 2005 [quicktime mov]
  • [re] excerpt - Gadget, Australian Choreographic Centre, Canberra, December 8 2005 [mp3 audio]

Reviews & Articles

Technical assistance for this project (from 2005 to 2007) was generously provided by Nick Mariette, Nick Engel with fashion design and construction by Jaimi Kark.