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The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance

Published: Mon 10 Dec 2012 05:22 PM
Released 9 December 2012
Testing 1 2, 1 2, 1 2
the 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance
Having enjoyed a week-long retrospective programme of remounted shows from the previous five UpStage festivals, the 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance culminates on 12 December with Testing 1 2, 1 2, 1 2: a 27-hour marathon of innovative shows in a variety of online platforms including UpStage, Waterwheel Tap, Second Life, Visitors Studio, mosiaka.tv and others.
This programme celebrates the diversity of cyberformance, bold experimentation at the bleeding edge of live networked performance, and the growing popularity and accessibility of live internet art. The 28 shows, by more than 100 artists from around the world, are all accessible to online audiences with just a standard internet connection and browser: attending the shows is as easy as clicking a link.
Festival architects Vicki Smith and Helen Varley Jamieson said that opening up the festival to other online platforms has greatly expanded the festival, building connections and collaborations with other online arts communities and nurturing the fields of cyberformance and networked performance. "The underlying common factor is that the internet is the site for our live performance work; we use the tools that best suit the work, and we have an increasing variety of tools to choose from."
School children from the Chatham Islands and New Zealand's West Coast have created ten UpStage performances, which they will present to the world from their remote locations. Other UpStage performances are A Plunge in the Pool by the Dutch/Italian trio who wowed audiences at last year's festival with Flat Earth; Stratosphukic Storm by the French artists' collective APO33 who have participated in previous festivals; and i am here because you are here #4 by Stefan Riebel (Germany) who will experiment with using only the text chat element of the UpStage platform.
Six shows use the Waterwheel Tap, an online collaborative platform launched in 2011. These shows explore themes including desire, shadows, water and political protest; and one, Since the end of the world, will make use of brand new 3D webcam technology - audiences are recommended to wear 3D glasses! The Tap is also the venue for DELTAP: Nodes Welcome - sessions for the hosts of 121212 nodes around the world to exchange greetings and information about their events. Nodes are physical venues that screen sections of the festival programme for local audiences; this year there are 14 nodes, from New Zealand to Buenos Aires, Europe and the USA.
The virtual world Second Life is the site for three performances: Babble, Senses Places and Moving Mountains. Second Life users can attend the shows in-world, and a stream will be broadcast to the UpStage web site for audiences outside Second Life. Other shows employing streaming technology are: Angry, a new rendition of Annie Abraham's ongoing performative research into anger; Transamericana, connecting opposite ends of the Americas; and the networked music performances Oceans Between Sound by Ethernet Orchestra, and Netcomposition6 and Netcomposition7 by Ian Whalley and Ivan Zavada. The festival concludes with Dan Untitled's Afterparty, a live streamed DJ set by long-time UpStager Dan Untitled, who is also hosting an outdoor node in central Wellington.
This is the sixth annual festival of cyberformance - live online interactive events created and presented for online audiences. The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance is supported by a grant from Creative New Zealand as well as a dedicated team of technical assistants, volunteers and a large community of artists. CityLink provides sponsored server hosting and the Auckland University of Technology supports the ongoing development of the UpStage platform through student projects.
For more information,
visit www.upstage.org.nz or email info@upstage.org.nz
Your donation to UpStage is much appreciated and will help to make 121212 a success!
Time in NZ (12th)
Artists’ local time
ShowRL nodeslive links11am
find your local timeOpen Stage - NZ schools
Platform: UpStageChristchurch
Buenos AiresClick here to enter11.30am
find your local time11.30pm CET
(11th Dec)i am here because you are here #4
Platform: UpStageClick here to enter12 noon
find your local timeOpen Stage - NZ schools
Platform: UpStageClick here to enter12.30
find your local timeOpen Stage - NZ schools
Platform: UpStageClick here to enter1pm
find your local time7pm 11th ESTMoving Mountains
Platform: Second LifeEnter: stream
or SLURL1.30
find your local time4pm 11th
Vancouver
9pm 11th ChileTransamericana 2012
Platform: UstreamClick here to enter2pm
find your local timeOpen Stage - NZ schools
Platform: UpStageClick here to enter2.30
find your local timeOpen Stage - NZ schools
Platform: UpStageClick here to enter3.00pm
find your local time9pm 11th
Eastern USAGood Water III: Synchronicity
Platform: TapClick here to enter3.30
find your local time11.30pm, 11th
Buenos AiresDiscussion in the 121212 Festival FoyerClick here to enter4pm
find your local time4pm NZ
2pm AustraliaNetcomposition6 & Netcomposition7
Platform: IcecastClick here to enter4.30pm
find your local time10.30pm 11th
Eastern USAExcavating Desire – Fouilles pour le Désire
Platform: TapClick here to enterBREAK
Evening of 12th in NZ, morning of 12th in Europe
9.30pm
find your local time9.30pm NZ
9.30am SwOceans Between Sound – Ethernet Orchestra
Platform: Nicecast & Visitors StudioChristchurch
Wellington
OsloClick here to enter10pm
find your local time9am UKBABBLE
Platform: Second LifeEnter: stream
or SLURL10.30pm
find your local time10.30am CETDeltap: Nodes Welcome, hosted by the 121212 hosts
Platform: TapClick here to enter11.00pm
find your local time11pm NZ
9pm AustraliaNetcomposition6 & Netcomposition7
Platform: IcecastClick here to enter11.30pm
find your local time10.30am Portugal
7.30pm JapanSenses Places
Platform: Second LifeEnter: stream
or SLURL12 midnight
find your local time12 noon CETStratosphukic Storm
Platform: UpStageWellington
Oslo
NantesClick here to enterBREAK
Dec 13th in NZ
2am NZ
find your local time1pm UK (12th)BABBLE
Platform: Second LifeOslo
Eindhoven
Nantes
ExeterEnter: stream
or SLURL2.30am NZ
find your local time2.30pm CET
(12th)
8.30am Eastern USAShadows XXX
Platform: TapClick here to enter3am NZ
find your local time3pm CET
(12th)A plunge in the pool
Platform: UpStageClick here to enter3.30am NZ
find your local time9.30am
Eastern USAGood Water III: Synchronicity
Platform: TapEindhoven
Nantes
Exeter
Buenos AiresClick here to enter4am NZ
find your local time12 noon BA
(12th)Since the end of the World
Platform: TapClick here to enter4.30am NZ
find your local time3.30pm UK (12th)BABBLE
Platform: Second LifeEnter: stream
or SLURL5am NZ
find your local time4pm UK (12th)Merry Crisis & a Happy New Fear
Platform: TapEindhoven
Nantes
Pancevo
Exeter
Buenos AiresClick here to enter5.30am NZ
find your local time1.30pm (12th)
Buenos AiresDeltap: Nodes Welcome, hosted by Alberto Vazquez, Buenos Aires
Platform: TapClick here to enter6.00am NZ
find your local time5pm Portugal
(12th)
2am JapanSenses Places
Platform: Second LifeMunich
Eindhoven
Pancevo
Linz
Exeter
Buenos AiresEnter: stream
or SLURL
6.30am NZ
find your local time6.30pm CET
(12th)Land Platform
Platform: TapClick here to enter
7am NZ
find your local time7pm France
(12th)ANGRY
Platform: Mosaika.tvMunich
Eindhoven
Montpelier
Portugal
Nantes
Pancevo
Linz
Exeter
Buenos AiresClick here to enter
7.30am NZ
find your local time1pm EST (12th)Excavating Desire – Fouilles pour le Désire
Platform: TapClick here to enter8am NZ
find your local time2pm EST (12th)Moving Mountains
Platform: Second LifeEnter: stream
or SLURL8.30am NZ
find your local time8.30pm CET (12th)a plunge in the pool
Platform: UpStageClick here to enter9am NZ
find your local time9pm CET (12th)
9am NZ (13th)Stratosphukic Storm
Platform: UpStageClick here to enter9.30am NZ
find your local timeGMT 8.30pm (12th)Oceans Between Sound – Ethernet Orchestra
Platform: Nicecast & Visitors StudioClick here to enter10am NZ
find your local time4pm EST
10pm CET
(12th)Shadows XXX
Platform: TapMunich
Amherst
Linz
Buenos AiresClick here to enter10.30am NZ
find your local time6.30pm Buenos AiresDeltap: Nodes Welcome, hosted by the 121212 hosts
Platform: TapAmherst
Linz
Buenos AiresClick here to enter11am NZ
find your local time2pm Vancouver
7pm ChileTransamericana 2012
Platform:Click here to enter11.30am
find your local time11.30pm CETi am here because you are here #4
Platform: UpStageClick here to enter12 noon NZ
find your local time6pm Eastern USA
12 midnight CETANGRY
Platform: Mosaika.tvClick here to enter12.30pm NZ
find your local time11.30pm UKMerry Crisis & a Happy New Fear
Platform: TapClick here to enter1pm NZ
find your local time9pm BA
(1am CET)Since the end of the World
Platform: TapBuenos AiresClick here to enter1.30pm NZ
find your local time9.30pm BA
1.30am CETDan Untitled’s Afterparty
Platform: UpStageClick here to enter

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