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Workshop: Ali Momeni '97 and Davey Steinman
Start Date: 4/20/2017Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Date: 4/20/2017End Time: 10:00 PM
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Event Description:
WORKSHOP with Ali Momeni '97 "ANIMATING RESISTANCE: Non-violent Live Action Cinema"

Momeni will conduct a workshop on April 20, 2017 on participatory outdoor projection intervention. Building on Momeni's Manual for Urban Projection, the workshop will introduce attendees to a range of methodologies, and software/hardware tools for urban projection. Participants will gain hands on experience with a custom interactive projection system that enables rapid animation based on still images and drawings. Participants will also gain familiarity with a gestural interface for virtual puppeteering of projected animations in real-time.

This workshop will culminate in a public performance to be held on campus on Friday Apr 21, 2017, whose site will be selected collectively by the workshop participants. Momeni will be assisted by artist and MFA Candidate Davey Steinman for this performance.

The theme for this workshop and performance will be Swarthmore College’s Peace and Conflict Studies' inimitable and inspiring Global Nonviolent Action Database. Momeni and the workshop participants will collaborative create and perform a live cinema/projection performance that consists of animations depicting and annotating the contents of this database in playful and performative ways. 

Some examples of Ali's work include: 

Statuevision: 7-9 year old students form use live mobile projection to teach audience members about the significants of historical american figures
Dranimate Brooklyn: People draw, our magic tools transform the drawings into large-scale animated projections of their drawings
Exquisite Corpse/Lavish Martyr: Students from University of Minnesota collaborate with Iranian Artists in exile to explore the meaning of Martyrdom with playful animations and "exquisite corpse" drawings
Battle of Everyouth: Students form Washburn high-school explore the topic of global youth-violence using live video capture and projection instruments and an animated miniature city

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College  (View Map)
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Contact Information:
Name: Tara Webb
Phone: x8260
Event Sponsors
The Cooper Serendipity Fund, Language Resource Center, Dept. of Theater, and Dept. of Music and Dance
Open To
Swarthmore Campus Community
Additional Information
Registration required.

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