Design And Performance Lab



telematics lab


"Lens of Anonymity"

The "Live Art Telematics Lab" (LATela) was formed at Nottingham to go online on November 21, 2003, joining ADaPT and participating in a first cross-continental performance on November 24. A telematic performance workshop started in February 2004 offering students and postgraduate researchers from Live Art and Art & Design to become involved in internet/streaming media research. LATela continues its research cooperation with the transnational ADaPT community which was initiated in 2000. In March 2006 it relocated to Brunel University, West London, and is now integrated into the DAP-Lab activities combining live streaming media with electronics and fashion design/wearable technologies.

For a documentation of the ADaPT research path, go to ADAPT



ADaPT links several dance- media arts studios in universities in the USA and research partners in other continents:Arizona State University, Ohio State University, University of California-Irvine, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, Wayne State University, University of Brasilia - Corpos Informaticos, Graduate School of Semiotics and Communication-PUC São Paulo, Brazil; Nottingham Trent University/LATela, Keio University, Japan, Emiliano Campagnola/Vite3, Josephine Dorado/PIMA Brooklyn College. Affiliates: de Waag (Amsterdam), University of Southern Florida, Company in Space (Australia), Kelli Dipple (London Tate Modern), Florida State University.


ADAPT is an interdisciplinary association of artists, technologists and scholars from different educational institutions dedicated to research and critical dialogue on performance and media in telepresence space.

The objectives of ADaPT are to:

- create a site for telematic collaboration for the purpose of developing new models of practice and training techniques for the creation of networked dance and performance

- develop a shared mediated space for investigating performance and creative collaboration through a distributed environment across time zones

- situate research within a larger cultural and political context that acknowledges how mediated performances both frame and are framed by issues such identity, privilege, and access.

This research group was founded in December 2000 by five core centers; Arizona State University, The University of California-Irvine, Ohio State University, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, Madison. ADaPT has gradually expanded and now has associates in Europe, Canada, Latin America, Japan and Australia.

THE LINKS will be published here as Quicktime URLs whenever a public performance is scheduled.



November 22, 2008

UKIYO - Project



London and Tokyo (Helenna Ren & Ruby Rumiko Bessho)

Created in partnership between DAP-LAB/Brunel University, Keio University and INETDance JAPAN

Live link dance using Tokbox audio/video transmission





November 2, 2006

Thursday Night Live

"Hands Duet"

London and Tokyo (Katsura Isobe and Ruby Rumiko Bessho)

Live link dance using SKYPE audio/video transmission



December 1, 2005

Thursday night / opening night of Digital Cultures lab festival


Nottingham, Arizona, Sydney

Live link to e-performance conference at UNSW, Sydney




February 25, 2005

Ctrl C - Ctrl C --- Corpos Informaticos

Galeria Funarte Faygar Oostrower, Brasilia: exposicao 02/25 - 05/20


PRIX ARS celebration

Monday Night Live on Thursday-Friday March 17-18

"telematic dress - connective tissue" live event

Nottingham, Brasil, Arizona, Sidney, Tokyo



October 9, 2004

live rehearsal: "Self Talking". Directed by Kelly Gottesman (WSU), with LATela (Nottingham)


January 22, 2005

Premiere of "Self Talking" 8 pm EST.

Go to "Self-Talking"


April 26, 2004

"Viroid Flophouse" - midnight, GMT, multisite telematic game performance, linking ASU, WAAG, and LATela.

May 1, 2004

live webcast: 1:oo am GMT, WSU (Detroit) and LATela linking up for a joint concert



February 2004:

Physical Camera and Telematic Performance Workshop:

experimental workshop in streaming media, working with networked performance and live creation of image and audio streams, moving camera work, digital sampling and editing, interactive design. Research focus is on distributed multimedia composition.

Powerhouse, Victoria Studios

Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 March 02

March 02, 2004

live webcast: "Saira Virous" - midnight GMT, linking up with Detroit, WSU Dancelab



The Monday Night Live Series: November 24, 2003 6 PM EST.

" The Lens of Anonymity" - Presented by ADaPT

Nov. 24 (Corpos Informaticos, iVisit screenshot)

An installation/performance that uses on-line telepresence and chat rooms to mask one's identity. Using AOL chat-rooms along with live video streams from Arizona State University, Wayne State University, and Nottingham Trent Unversity, we will collaborate in real-time on a work-in-progress that explores identity, self, and place.

Please log-on to watch the broadcast or email your AIM (Aol Instant Messenger) user name to us so that you can contribute to the unfolding narrative happening live in the chat room.


The telematic performance workshop at the Powerhouse, Victoria Studios, began in February 2004. Rehearsals in Nottingham will be coordinated with rehearsals in Detroit, Arizona, and other remote partner sites. LATela also plans collaborations with the local "Moon Radio" (Active Ingredient) and the "ScreenPlay" festival in late February.






For more information write to johannes.birringer at Brunel dot ac dot uk

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