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If/Then dialogues [videorecording] / Richard Siegal/The Bakery ; ed. The Bakery Paris-Berlin/ZKM Karlsruhe.

Video/Projected medium
Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany : Hatje Cantz, ©2010.
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (17 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm)
Summary note:
"The work of American dancer and choreographer Richard Siegal combines art, dance theory, and media technology. For years, Siegal was a soloist under William Forsythe at the Frankfurt Ballet, and in 2005 he founded The Bakery, an interdisciplinary platform for research and production. In his performances, he confronts ever-changing combinations of video, electronic music, dance, and interactive compositional techniques. Based on the If/Then formula, Siegal's system of choreography involves the dancers in the creative process in highly ambitious ways. This DVD uses video and text excerpts to conduct a detailed study of Siegal's approach to dance. It is unusual in its interweaving of experimental movement with online choreography for educational purposes, thus exploring new, interdisciplinary, multimedia forms of collaboration in depth"--Container.
  • Title from container and disc surface.
  • Booklet texts by Richard Siegal, Christine Peters, Peter Weibel ; [translations, Phil Cooksey].
Creation/​Production credits:
Choreography, Richard Siegal ; editors, variously: Andrea Keiz, Steve Salero, Christine Zartmann, Mana Productions ; camera/video, variously, Sergej Horovitz, Andrea Keiz, Veit Lup, Yann Philippe, David Schönefeld, Nel Shelby, Christine Zartmann ; music, Douglas Henderson (If/then : Danspace project), Aki Ito (Homo ludens), Alberto Posadas (Glossopoeia).
Time and place of event:
Compiled from material filmed in March 2005 and in 2009; at the ZKM/Karlsruhe in July 2008; at the Pèlerinages Kunstfest Weimar, August 25, 2009; and at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, December 15, 2009.
System details:
The Bakery ; voiceovers, Richard Siegal.
In English.
[Overview] : If/then methodology / writing, Richard Siegal (ca. 11 min.) -- [Process] : Homo ludens : The Bakery residency at the ZKM/Karlsruhe : stage of exploration, July 2008 / Richard Siegal, project direction ; The Bakery, Paris-Berlin ; Frédéric Bevilacqua, gesture recognition research and programming ; Florent Bérenger, programming ; Hillary Goidell, project design ; concept, Christine Zartmann, Petra Kaiser, Richard Siegal ; produced at the ZKM/Institute for Visual Media (Richard Siegal, Kenneth Flak, dance ; Eric-Maria Couturier, violoncello) (ca. 25 min.) -- [Performance]. If/Then : Danspace project. If (Richard Siegal, solo dance) ; If/Then (performance, Janis Brenner, Jeanine Durning) / The Bakery presents (ca. 18 min.) -- Homo ludens / by Richard Siegal ; a production of The Bakery, Berlin ; in coproduction with the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe and the Muffatwerk München (ca. 18 min.) -- Glossopoeia [excerpts] : répétition générale / coproduction IRCAM/Les spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, Festival d'Automne à Paris, operadhoy-Madrid ; réalisation informatique musicale IRCAM, Lorenzo Bianchi ; dispositif de captation gestuelle IRCAM, Frédéric Bevilacqua, Emmanuel Fléty, Bruno Zamborlin (Raphaelle Delaunay, Julie Guibert, Asha Thomas, dancers ; soloists from L'Ensemble Intercontemporain) (ca. 5 min.) -- [Workshop] : Tanzlabor_21 : ein projekt von Tanzplan Deutschland (ca. 7 min.) -- [Interactive]. [Iff/Then open source] / ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ca. 4 min.) -- If/Then installed, 2009 : interactive installation : documentary / The Bakery ; Richard Siegal, Frédéric Bevilacqua, Florent Bérenger, Hillary Goidell ; ZKM/Institute for Visual Media-Visual Studio (ca. 3 min.).
  • Documentary films
  • Nonfiction films
  • Short films
  • Dance films
  • Filmed dance
  • 9783775726412
  • 3775726411
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