Hyphen Hub is directing the Arts Hub for Creative Tech Week and over two nights we will also be showcasing some of the most innovative and interesting performers currently working in art and technology.For this second special night, Hyphen Hub features leading artists who explore how the body can be integrated with bio-technology, wearables and tech fashion to create astonishing new forms of performance.Time:
Doors – 7PM
Performance – 8PM – 9.30PM
DJ/Drinks – 9.30PM – 10.30PM Paul D. Miller
(aka DJ Spooky) is a composer, renowned multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has been traveling around India recently to work on his latest project, "Heart of a River" which will showcase the new XTH Sense, a unique biocreative instrument. With the collaboration of Heidi Boisvert and Marco Donnarumma, co-founders at XTH, Miller will explore ideas about art and data and bring those ideas to different logical extremes. He is joined by choreographer Jody Sperling, whose body gestures will generate electronic tones and visuals based on muscle sounds and motion data captured by the XTH Sense.Marco Donnarumma
is a Berlin –based Italian writer and artist who creates performances, concerts and installations using and abusing human bodies, sound, infrasound, light, algorithms, body sensors and loudspeakers. His works rely on the material force of sound to produce intensely intimate encounters of bodies and machines. Donnarumma will showcase “Corpus Nil”, a work that hybridises the languages of sound art, dance and body art into a tense choreographic interchange between a human performer and an autonomous machine. The human performer and the machine form a novel kind of body, unknown and partial, disturbing and graceful.Tiffany Trenda
is a new media performance artist based out of New York & Los Angeles. For this Hyphen Hub night, Trenda will perform “Body Code” - a unique performance in which the artist encourages viewers to scan her body with their smart phone. This scan from the printed QR codes found on the artist’s latex suit then takes them to a certain page found on the Body Code website. Depending on where the viewer scans, they will read searches consisting of two key words: man-made chemicals and the corresponding part of the body: eye, muscle, throat, etc.Alon Ilsar
is an Australian drummer, composer, sound designer and instrument designer who has created a new interface for electronic percussionists called the AirSticks. Ilsar will perform ‘AirStorm’ - a semi-improvised short 15min piece for the AirSticks and physical model visualization (created by Andrew Bluff). The work will be made up of a drum synth, drum samples, other selected samples and room feedback triggered and manipulated by Ilsar on his newly built instrument.