CON- – -TACT is an improvised performance developed during the CINETic residency program, exploring the possibilities of remote contact. The internet fiber optic and submarine cables are part of the performance space, its digital acoustics’ glitches and delays are active parts of the improvisation. João Tragtenberg’s body is augmented by Giromin, a wearable sensor instrument that invokes sounds, visuals, and lights locally and remotely. In this performance he will improvise with Mitoș Micleușanu’s music and Saint Machine’s virtual and physical instances.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
João Tragtenberg (performer), Mitoș Micleușanu (musician), Saint Machine (virtual installation and performer), Grigore Burloiu (tech production), Damian Adrian (set design), Iuliana Gherghescu (set and costume design), Andrei Gîndac (executive production), Alexandru Berceanu (CINETic residency coordinator).
João Tragtenberg is a digital instrument inventor, performer and interaction design researcher. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science on the design process of Digital Dance and Music Instruments. He is also the founder of Batebit Artesania Digital, a project focused on the invention of handcrafted digital instruments inspired by Brazilian culture. In his performance work he experiments with his instruments, exploring the micro-interactions between music, dance and light.