In this Synthesis Lighting and Rhythm Residency (LRR), faculty and student researchers the School of Arts, Media + Engineering and the School of Electrical Engineering at ASU and the Topological Media Lab in Montreal come together in the Matthews Center iStage to create movement-based studies exploring how people create meaningful movement through rhythm and coordinated activity.
During the LRR, Synthesis students and researchers will create various scenarios and games with movement in fields of lighting that respond to people’s movement, in response to the questions motivating these working sessions:
• How can we modulate one’s (not a spectator’s) sense of dynamic, change, temporal texture using lighting?
• How can people and room collectively retrospect and anticipate action?
• What is the minimum signal needed to orient bodies’ movements to one another?
• How can moving bodies signal one another concurrently, and still manage collective anticipation or retrospection, or improvisatory variation?