Category Archives: collaboration

Pixels in the Closet performance Oct. 26-27

Friday Oct. 26th and 27th will be the premiere of a new collaborative piece between myself and Abby Man-Yee Chan, choreographer and dancer Cai Ying at the Atlas Center in Boulder, CO. Denver artist Nichole Hongchang and I worked together for additional video footage of her ink drawings on rice paper.

Abby and Cai Ying have spent the last few weeks here in Denver planning the project and working with me to write software for the performance. We are working on some interesting ideas about childhood, modern life and technology. I’ve designed a playable Chinese board game that can be played by moving around on a floor projected image of the board. In addition, we will have a kinect controlled musical instrument that the dancers can control by their body motions. The choreography is amazing and our rehearsals at Redline and Workspace have been very productive. Looking forward to seeing this at the wonderful facilities of the Atlas Center.

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Joan of Arc: a Constellation of Voices

a performance work in an immersive environment

Original Score by Carlton Bacon
Conceived and Developed by Laura Cuetara
Art Direction by Bryan Leister
Light Design by Daniel Neafus
Featuring Dan Hiester, Petra Ulrych, and Dylan Hiester
Set Design and Animation by UCD students in Digital Design
Performed at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Continue reading Joan of Arc: a Constellation of Voices

Digital Body – Kinetic Sculptures

This fall students in interactive design will be collaborating with sculpture students on a kinetic sculpture project about the Digital Body. I am very interested in the topic of how we are existing today, whether our online state is significantly different from our off-line. Continue reading Digital Body – Kinetic Sculptures

Realtor Mediated Energy Efficiency

Co-PI on a $48K Seed Grant Request submitted by Prof. Anu Rawaswami and awarded by the Denver Department of Environmental Health to develop and evaluate a delivery model for realtor-mediated energy efficiency retrofits offered at the time of sale.

My contribution was in the area of communications and marketing to realtors during the real estate transaction to see if energy-saving retrofits could be negotiated during the sale, leading to increased efficiencies and more sustainable homes in the Denver region. The study published based on this work is titled Social Actors, Participation Rates and Carbon Footprint Mitigation in US Cities: Case Study of Denver, CO.

Curator’s Incubator

The six artists included in anti-matter: recontextualizing the material all use materials in an individualistic way that emphasizes process, instability and familiarity. The incorporation of high and low materials by artists represents a shift in attitudes towards the conventional that is culturally significant and personal at the same time. The work of Suzanna Fields, Helen Frederick, Alberto Gaitan, Morgan Kennedy, Susan Noyes and Jennie Thwing are representative of how artists are searching for new interpretations and meanings from common materials. Through recombinant technology, whether digitally based or not, these artists reflect a yearning for familiar ground in a changing landscape.

Essay for the catalogue, co-authored by Susan Serafin and Bryan Leister