LOUIS-PHILIPPE DEMERS

Луи-Филипп Демерс
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THE TILLER GIRLS

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В Москве начался фестиваль пользующейся популярностью науки «Жизнь. Версия науки». Он организован фондом Дмитрия Зимина «Династия» и проходит уже во 2-ой раз. Фестиваль продлится 17 апреля и так либо по другому затронет трудности эволюции, происхождения жизни, вопросы о новых способностях медицины, осветит последние тенденции в развитии искусственного ума и робототехники.

Мероприятие проходит на 3-х площадках. В центре современного искусства «Винзавод» раскроется выставка-лаборатория, посвященная способам исследования живых организмов. Ее экспонаты представляют собой увеличенные при помощи программки компьютерного моделирования части клеточки. В программку фестиваля заходит концерт группы Tiller Girls, состоящей из 12 ботов; в центре дизайна ARTPLAY покажут спектакль инженерного театра АХЕ «Депо превосходных заблуждений» (Санкт-Петербург); в Политехническом музее прочитают лекции по нейробиологии, по эволюционной биологии и медицине и по искусственному уму и робототехнике. Приходите, узнаете много увлекательного!
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Festival de wereld van Witte de With, Rotterdam 2010

De Tiller Girls zijn terug! Dit dansgezelschap maakte begin 20e eeuw internationaal furore met hun spectaculaire en gewaagde ‘Chorus-line dance’. De dans hypnotiseerde haar toeschouwers door de uiterst strakke choreografie waarbij de rij sexy benen eindeloos hoog de lucht in gaat. Honderd jaar na dato presenteert V2_ tijdens De Wereld van Witte de With een dansvoorstelling van kunstenaar Louis-Philippe Demers geïnspireerd op dit uniek stukje dansgeschiedenis. In Demers’ wervelende show zijn de Tiller Girls vervangen door twaalf robots die een Chorus-line dance uitvoeren. Haal de smokings en de avondjurken uit de kast want zoiets heeft u nog nooit gezien!

Don’t miss it – the Tiller Girls are back! This famous dance troupe caused an international sensation at the beginning of the 20th century with its spectacular, daring chorus line dance. The dance has a hypnotic effect on viewers thanks to its extremely tight choreography, in which a line of sexy legs rises endlessly up, up, up into the air.

A century after the original Tiller Girls conquered the world, V2_ presents artist Louis-Philippe Demers’ performance inspired by this unique piece of dance history during De Wereld van Witte de With. In Demers’ sparkling show, the Tiller Girls will be replaced by a dozen robots who will perform the chorus line dance. The public is welcome to attend. Get out your tuxedos and evening dresses, because you’ve never seen anything like this!

Louis-Philippe Demers makes large-scale robotic environments and interactive media artworks. He was Professor at the HfG/ZKM and currently is at the Interaction and Entertainment Research Centre at the NTU (Singapore).

Philip Schulze is a media artist, composer and improviser. Schulze develops site-specific visual and auditory experiences and collaborative action spaces. He is responsible for Real-Time Audio Design.

Armin Purkrabek is a stage designer, researcher and media artist. Purkrabek develops futuristic scenographies thru digital/analogue art experiments. He is responsible for Real-Time Video/Lights Design.
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source: v2nl

Louis-Philippe Demers is a multidisciplinary artist using machines as media. He worked on the conception and production of several large-scale interactive robotic installations, so far realizing more than 225 machines. His robotics works could be found in theatre, opera, subway stations, art museums, science museums, music events and trade shows. As a freelance designer, he develops, conceives and realizes interactive systems. He participated in more than seventy artistic and stage productions while collaborating with recognized artists such as: Bill Vorn, Christian Möller, Stelarc, Robert Lepage, Peter Gabriel and Le Cirque du Soleil.

His works have been awarded several prizes and were featured at major international venues such as Lille 2004, Expo 92, Expo 2000, Sonambiente, ISEA, SIGGRAPH and Sonar. He received three Interactive Kunst prizes Ars Electronica (Distinction 96) and one honorable mention in digital musics in 2005. He received the first prize of artificial life Vida 2.0 and the prize for Interactive Lighting at Lightforms 98. Devolution received six prizes in 2006 including the Ruby Innovation Award in South Australia, Outstanding Performance from Australian Dance Awards and two Helpmann Awards, the Australian equivalent of the Broadway’s Tony.

From 1994 to 1998, he was the president of Kunst Macchina Production Company; a group specialized in the commercialization and the R&D of software solutions for the entertainment. From 2001 to 2005, Demers was a Full Professor of Digital Media and Exhibit Design at the Hochschule fuer Gestaltung affiliated to the world renowned ZKM (Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie). In late 2006, Demers joined NTU at the Interaction and Entertainment Research Centre. Since June 2008, Demers became the Associate Chair Research at the School of Art, Design and Media.

He is the creator of the robotic work The Tiller Girls, which was performed at V2_ in 2010.
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source: v2nl

Don’t miss it – the Tiller Girls are back! This famous dance troupe caused an international sensation at the beginning of the 20th century with its spectacular, daring chorus line dance. The dance has a hypnotic effect on viewers thanks to its extremely tight choreography, in which a line of sexy legs rises endlessly up, up, up into the air.

A century after the original Tiller Girls conquered the world, V2_ presented artist Louis-Philippe Demers’ performance inspired by this unique piece of dance history during De Wereld van Witte de With. In Demers’ sparkling show, the Tiller Girls were replaced by a dozen robots who performed the chorus line dance.

The artists

Louis-Philippe Demers makes large-scale robotic environments and interactive media artworks. He was Professor at the HfG/ZKM and currently is at the Interaction and Entertainment Research Centre at the NTU (Singapore).

Philip Schulze is a media artist, composer and improviser. Schulze develops site-specific visual and auditory experiences and collaborative action spaces. He is responsible for Real-Time Audio Design.

Armin Purkrabek is a stage designer, researcher and media artist. Purkrabek develops futuristic scenographies thru digital/analogue art experiments. He is responsible for Real-Time Video/Lights Design.