AlgoMech Festival

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On dancing and braiding
£25 / £12.50 concessions (inc. lunch and refreshments)
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10am-5pm, Fri 17 May 2019
Site gallery,

1 Brown Street, Sheffield

Launching AlgoMech Festival, an interdisciplinary symposium bringing together perspectives from digital media, choreography & dance technology, traditional Andean and Ancient Greek textiles, e-textiles, philology, live coding and architecture. Through talks, discussion and performance, contributors to the symposium will consider their work in the context of interlacing within and between textiles, e-textiles, pattern, structure and movement, including dance. Interfaces between materials, craft technologies, digital engineering, responsive systems, embodied communications, threads, inter-weaving, intertwining, braiding and building will provide a rich vein of dialogue, experimentation and recent practice-led outcomes.

10:00 - 17:00 - Symposium (coffee from 09:30)

Note that following the symposium will be the AlgoMech festival exhibition launch event with dance performance and screening. See for details

Textile as interface

Victoria Mitchell
Session chair

Kate Sicchio (Dance and Media Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University)
Talk: Making movement pattern through language

Berit Greinke (University of Arts, Berlin)
Talk: Crafting holes in space with textiles

In and Out of Weaving

Thea Pitman (Latin American Studies, University of Leeds)
Session chair

Sandra de Berduccy (E-textile artist, Bolivia)
Talk: Deep weave: Complex structures inside a soft thinking machine

Toni Buckby (Textiles and Digital Media, Sheffield Hallam/V&A)
Talk: Interlace project: Open source weaving in Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making

Interlacing structures in time and place

Ellen Harlizius-Klück (PENELOPE Project, Deutsches Museum Munich)
Session chair

Victoria Mitchell (Norwich University of Arts)
Talk: Braiding & dancing

Marina Castan Cabrero (Textiles, Royal College of Art, London)
Talk: Textile architecture (provisional title)

Threads and technologies on the move

Rosamaria Kostic Cisernos (Dance research, Coventry University)
Talk: Weaving in Flamenco (provisional title)

Dave Griffiths (Generalist, FoAM Kernow)
Talk: Penelopean technology - woven robots

Giovanni Fanfani (PENELOPE Project, Deutsches Museum)
Talk: Interlacing chorality - plaiting, braiding, and weaving in ancient Greek choral performances

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Toni Buckby
The Interlace Project

Kate Sicchio
Making movement pattern through language

Sandra de Berduccy
Deep weave: Complex structures inside a soft thinking machine

Rosamaria E. Kostic Cisneros
Weaving within Flamenco Dance

Berit Greinke
Crafting holes in space with textiles