5th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin, April 20 to 22, 2016 – plus extra Family Day.

We’re still adjusting and adding things to the schedule, so keep checking it in the next days for updates!
Friday, April 22 • 11:00 - 13:00
Shalev Moran: Performing in Digital Spaces – a Videogame Choreography Workshop FILLING

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This experimental workshop aims for a new type of subversive play - creating videogame choreographies. Originally created for 'Oh Man, Oh Machine', a workshop series exploring the intersection between the (body-centric) choreographic practice and the digital state.

In this workshop, perticipants will learn about forms of subversive play and performance art in videogames, and then divide to groups and create short choreographic routines within games. The workshop will end with a presentation of all the groups.

Participant requirements:

  • be comfortable with a gamepad
  • (or not. you can let others play)

Tools participants should bring:

  • A laptop
  • Recommended: Gamepads
  • Optional: A game. Optimally, one that shows the avatars from a 3rd-person-perspective, that offers a diverse range of movements, and preferably that can display numerous player avatars on the same 'stage'. Fighting games and smash-bros-like games usually answer these criteria, as do other competitive genres (but you can go wild).
  • Optional: Soundtrack. We'll have time to research the soundtrack during the workshop but you can also prepare your soundtracks in advance. This could be a musical track, a YouTube video, a spoken word or singing or chanting you perform live during the performance, or any other type of live or recorded sound. You can bring with you as many options as you like or just research during the workshop with your group. Each group will create a performance of about ~2 minutes.

Intended audience:

  • Designers interested to critically examine what kinds of play games may afford outside of explicit goals
  • Artists interested in a radically new space for performance art and dance
  • Scholars interested in subversive play and performance in digital spaces

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Shalev Moran

Curator, designer and artist.Shalev is the Games Program Director for Print Screen Festival in Holon and for Steamer Salon Festival in Tel Aviv. He is currently developing his 6th games exhibition as a curator. He is the host of a long-running monthly videogame lecture series in Tel... Read More →

Friday April 22, 2016 11:00 - 13:00
Haubentaucher Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

Attendees (26)