Sam Meech led a workshop on ISADORA on April 7, 2017 at the Elastic Spaces lab at Concordia University. During this full day workshop session participants were able to experiment with the software to create video mapping, as well as motion and sound sensor projects.
Participants learned the basic interface while also exploring the many possibilities this program has to offer.
Following the conference in Brazil, Anthony Head and Santiago Tavera, in collaboration with artist Laura Acosta, will further develop an outdoor video projection workshop, Projected Narratives of Being and Belonging, during the 23rd International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) and the XVI International Image Festival in Manizales, Colombia from June 11-18. The workshop will invite interdisciplinary artists to collaborate on an outdoor video projection to be displayed on the facade of a building in La Universidad de Caldas. To achieve this, participants will combine fictional and personal narratives of belonging or displacement along with video experimentation. ISEA is one of the world’s most prominent international arts and technology events. It brings together scholars and artists to an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in art. This year’s conference theme, Bio-creation and Peace, encourages participants to reflect on the contributions and alternatives that art, design and technology provide for social development, biodiversity and the establishment of peaceful relationships between diverse communities. The workshop Projected Narratives of Being and Belonging is about generating social collaboration between participants in order to work towards conflict resolutions between heritage surfaces and subjective narratives, past histories and illusions of the future, and finally, effects of war and visions of peace.
Isadora is a great user-friendly tool for quickly and easily bringing media into live performance and installation. It can be used for projection mapping, triggering sound and video, lighting, VJing, camera tracking, and much more. The best thing is, you don’t need to be a programmer to work with it.
This workshop will give you an introduction to the Isadora workshop, help you understand the interface and quickly have you building your own performative video tools, but most importantly, it will give you a chance to experiment and play!