Understanding theatre as an inherently technological medium or hyper-medium with innate capabilities to incorporate and engage in dialogue with media components, broadly conceived, (Balme) reframes an investigation of interactive digital media in live performance to focus on dramaturgical methodologies that integrate, in particular actors, early in the development process. Coupling this paradigm of intermedial theatre […]
À propos de Gwenyth Dobie, William J. Mackwood, Don Sinclair
Associate Professor GWENYTH DOBIE is Co-Artistic Director of the innovative, multidisciplinary company, Out of the Box Productions. Their inaugural production Opera Erotique opened in Victoria in May 2004 and toured the West Coast of British Columbia and was remounted in Toronto in 2010. She produced and directed In the Wings for the Sidney Summer Theatre Festival; The Third Taboo, which toured Western Canada in 2006; Prior Engagement at the Belfry Studio Theatre; and Sound in Silence, which premiered in Victoria in 2008 and in Toronto in 2009. Most recently, Gwen produced and directed Bugzzz~ a cautionary tale at Theatre Direct in Toronto. Other directing credits include the Canadian premiere of the Danish opera On this Planet by Anders Nordendoft and the world premiere of the opera Eyes on the Mountain by composer Christopher Donison. Most recently Gwenyth directed Pan Faculty productions of Dido and Aeneas and The Beggar’s Opera at York University. She has been movement coach and choreographer extensively for Theatre @ York, The Banff Centre, and for the Grand Theatre, in London, Ontario. Performance credits include Deaf Culture Centre in Nuit Blanche 2010 and the Blind/Deaf Collaboration for Helen Keller International, and Sense Scotland, Glasgow, UK. Gwenyth Dobie is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She teaches Movement for the Actor at both graduate and undergraduate levels in addition to The Interactive Stage and Devised Theatre. === === === IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Associate Professor DON SINCLAIR’s web/data art work Variations/Variantes, included in a retrospective of net.art in Canada since 2000 by the Centre International d'Art Contemporain de Montréal (no. 32 / 2008), is part of a series of works based on “oh, those everyday spaces,” a database of over 25,000 images captured during a 15-month period while cycling in and around Toronto. Work from this series has been exhibited at the Images Festival (Toronto), T-minus Festival of Time-Lapse Video (New York), noorg.net (Jerusalem), SINTESI : Festival Delle Arti Elettroniche (Napoli), RestCycling Art Festival (Berlin) and Toronto Bike Week Bike Art Showcase. Don Sinclair has worked with choreographers and dancers to create works that explore movement- based manipulation of sound and image. His collaborators include Holly Small (a journey toward the end in the shape of air, Draw a Bicycle, Night Vision - Nyx), Susan Lee, Yves Candau/Nur Intan Murtdaza and Karen Kaeja/Diana Groenendijk (Stable Dances at Nuit Blanche 2008). The exploration of the sonic world is important to many of his works, and he has collaborated with numerous sound- based artists to create audience-focused interfaces. They include Andra McCartney (Journées Sonores, Canal de Lachine, interaction / rétroaction / feedback, Toronto-Norwood-Toronto); Chantal Dumas/Christian Calon (around radio roadmovies); and Darren Copeland/New Adventures in Sound Art (Toronto Island Sound Map, Mississauga Sound Map).Don Sinclair has taught new media in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York since 1990. He was the primary designer of the Faculty's new media courses and was instrumental in the development of York University's inter-Faculty Specialized Honours BA Program in Digital Media, in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Communication Studies. === === === IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Associate Professor WILLIAM MACKWOOD is Co-Artistic Director of the innovative, multi-disciplinary company, Out of the Box Productions. Over the last ten years he has co-created and lead the design team for productions of Opera Erotique, The Third Taboo, Prior Engagement, Sound in Silence, and Bug zzz- a cautionary tale. As a Professional Lighting Designer he has designed for many West Coast companies, including: Ballet Victoria, Kaleidoscope Theatre and the Chemainus Theatre Festival. In Toronto, William focuses on lighting design for dance, including the dance creations of Holly Small, Julia Sasso, John Ottmann and many others. Most recently William designed lighting and projections for Rite-Redux, a York University remount inspired by the iconic ballet Le Sacre du printemps, and lighting for Bella: the Colour of Love, a new musical presented at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Currently, William is developing ‘Butterfly, a study interactive’ with co-creator Gwen Dobie. It will be presented at the IUGTE Conference in Carrara, Tuscany, Italy later this year. On faculty in the Department of Dance at York University, he teaches ‘Dance Production’, ‘Dance Video’, ‘Lighting Design for Dance’ and ‘The Interactive Stage: explorations in electronically mediated performance’. William is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.