About the artists
Dr. Kate Sicchio is a choreographer, media artist and performer whose work explores the interface between choreography and technology. Her work includes performances, installations, web and video projects and has been shown in Philadelphia, New York City, Canada, Germany, Australia, Belgium, and the UK at venues such as Banff New Media Institute (Canada), V&A Digital Futures (London), The Conference (Malmo), and Artisan Gallery (Hong Kong). She has been written about in the press in The Guardian, Dazed Digital, El Diarios, and Imperica Magazine.
She has presented work at many conferences and symposia including International Society of Electronic Arts (ISEA), ACM Creativity and Cognition, Digital Research in Humanities and Arts, Congress On Research in Dance, and Society of Dance History Scholars. She has given invited talks at EU Parliament, Eyeo, Resonate, Node Code, and countless universities and events internationally.
Her PhD focused on the use of real-time video systems within live choreography and the conceptual framework of ‘choreotopolgy’ a way to describe this work. Her research has been published by Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Computer Music Journal, Media N, Contemporary Theatre Review and Learning Performance Quarterly.
Kate Sicchio has had extensive teaching experience within higher education. She has taught interactive technologies, choreography and many subjects in between to both undergraduate and masters level students. She has worked in the UK, Malta, Germany as well as the US. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Integrated Digital Media at New York University.
Dr. Camille Baker is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and researcher with a background in digital and electronic art and design, working across creative digital disciplines. Baker’s digital media practices and experience includes teaching, curating and making, with a background in wearable technology and e-textiles, mobile media art and performance, the body, VR/AR performance, digital art curating, video art, new media art, alternative music, interactive installation, and emerging technologies research and education.
Dr Baker’s first co-edited book on creative process for artist-technologists with Dr Kate Sicchio, Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice: Techne, Technique, Technology was released in December 2016 with Routledge, Taylor & Francis. She also has her first monograph released August 16, 2018, New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance, with Routledge, Taylor & Francis. This book features theory and practice on mobile devices, Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality and wearable technology in various forms of artistic performance, especially since the release of the first iPhone.
In 2016, Dr Baker was the initiator and primary consortium partners’ to apply for and win EU funding for the WEAR Sustain project www.wearsustain.eu, which runs January 2017-December 2018 and is focussed on transforming the smart/e-textiles industry to become more ethical and sustainable, through the collaborative innovation projects of artists and technologists. I also run an regular meetup group with artists and designers making smart/e-textile works called e-stitches.co.uk.
Dr Baker is a Reader for the School of Communication Design at the University for the Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK, and has presented artwork and media research at academic, media and art conferences, festivals and events around the world.
Kate Sicchio (US) & Camille Baker (CA/UK): Hacking the body
video, trajanje / duration: 14:18 min
Hacking the Body
Hacking the Body develops methods of using wearable sensing devices to access physiological data to create unique interactive performances. This project develops bespoke embedded sensing and actuation systems within costumes, to create various public performances which explore how dancers interpret physical interactions triggered by devices on their bodies, as a means of non-verbal communication and movement creation.