NY Mappathon


May 28 to 30

11am - 5pm

Théâtre du Galpon

Routes des Péniches 2
1211 Genève

Workshop conducted by CHiKA (US) with collaborators Anton Marini (US), Tom Butterworth (UK) and David Lublin (US).

Registration for this workshop is closed!

NY Mappathon is a 3-day workshop led by the designers of reference softwares Syphon (Anton Marini & Tom Butterworth) and VDMX (David Lublin), under the leadership of CHiKA, New-York artist (Modul8). Focused on learning projection mapping, it aims to create a site specific installation through collaborative work.Teaching Modul8 and VDMX to feed animations and videos contents through Syphon. MadMapper will be used to project video onto physical surfaces, moving away from the traditional confines of the screen. By learning all these programs, Modul8, VDMX, Syphon and MadMapper, participants can ultimately project video images onto sculptures and building facades.

In order to understand how projection works on a nontraditional surface, participants will work together as a group to create a projection surface, in this case a large sized object, using boxes and found objects based on concept “Celebrating 10 year of Mapping festival”. By the end of the NY Mappathon, participants will create a site specific projection mapping installation which will be shown to public during the Mapping Festival, Geneva in 2014. 

Day 1 – Learning and Practicing: Syphon, VDMX, Modul8 and MadMapper
• Idea of Mappathon
• Meet students & instructors
• A detailed description of all functions and possible future extensibility of the softwares, Syphon, VDMX, Modul8 & MadMapper

Day 2 – Learning MadMapper and Collaboration
• Group work: Practice with given projection mapping surface using choice of software, Modul8 or VDMX with MadMapper.
• Group Work: making video content & projection surface

Day 3 – Creation
• Group Work: finishing installations

Instructors biographies
She is an interactive visual artist and an educator. She creates a minimalist geometric visual narrative in sync with the sounds of live music performance in addition to interactive projection mapping installations that explore the relationship between visual, light, sound and public audience. She is a creator of a projection mapping workshop marathon, Mappathon, that teaches mapping projection technique to create site specific installations. She was also a resident researcher at Eyebeam, ITP, New York University and an IAC Teaching and Research Fellow for Vimeo. Her work has been shown at the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Matadero Madrid, Theatre Maisonneuve, Biennial in Venezuela, eBay, New York University, Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Millennium, Mapping Festival, Dumbo Arts Festival, MOD Festival, Blip Festival New York, Blip Festival Tokyo, Mutek, Nuit Blanche, Metropolitan Pavilion, Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Gramercy Theatre, S.O.B.’s, and among other places.

Anton Marini (aka vade) (US)
He is a video performance artist, programmer and video engineer. His artwork focuses on improvisation and realtime manipulation of video. He plays, bends, rips, tears, shreds, morphs, molds, glitches and synthesizes pixels to form new visual experiences. A former researcher in residence at NYU’s Brooklyn Experimental Media Center, Eyebeam artist in residence, he has taught at Parsons/New School Design and Technology Department and performed at many new media and video festivals around the world. He also designs open source tools to help facilitate the video performance medium.

David Lublin (US)
Coder, technical support guru, and occasional artist. One of the brains behind VDMX video mixing software at VIDVOX, as a programmer he focuses on making tools for other artists to express themselves visually. Creative interests lie within the interaction between the worlds of art, science and the general absurdity of human life. Along with having worked alongside a multitude of other wonderful artists and musicians over the years, he is also currently teaching classes on visual performance at Dubspot in NYC and blogging online tutorials for video artists.

Tom Butterworth (UK)
He is a creative video technologist and programmer. Common themes in his work include time and error. His technical work explores computers as instruments for performance. His current project is a collaboration with dancer Tim Casson. He writes software for the manipulation of live video and is a keen proponent of open source. He created the Hap video codec and together with Anton Marini created Syphon, as well as contributing to the v002 video tools.