Is the Desert Still the Desert in a Digital World?:
Online performance with Gretta Louw
6 May, 2012 -
whose performance and exhibition Controlling Connectivity started
off the current Time & Technology series will set up a live
video link up between Art Laboratory Berlin and the Warnayaka Arts centre
in Lajamanu, Australia, located in the remote central Australian desert.
Louw has been taking part in a residency in Lajamanu teaching photography,
video and new media to indigenous arts workers, as well as introducing
them to online communication platforms. The culmination of this first
program of new media training will be a real time link-up between Lajamanu
A live audience
in Berlin will view a simultaneous performance streamed out of Lajamanu,
captured by a number of webcams and presented as two large-format projections.
The event will incorporate an eclectic and innovative mix of traditional
dance and storytelling, as well as live VJing of documentation organised
by Louw. The event will also provide and encourage the possibility of
interaction and exchange between participants in both Berlin and Lajamanu.
In cooperation with the Warnayaka Art Centre and Month of Performance