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ANIMATING RESISTANCE: Non-violent Live Action Cinema with Ali Momeni '97/Davey Steinman
Start Date: 4/21/2017Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Date: 4/21/2017End Time: 10:00 PM

Event Description:
Animating Resistance with Ali Momeni '97 and Davey Steinman. Ali and Davey lead an inspired projection performance using stories from Swarthmore's own Global Non-Violent Action database. The animation drawings or text are drawn on site on transparency film and run through a digital 'overhead projector' style camera setup into the software setup. 

Join us for some live action storytelling at 9PM in the LPAC lobby if it's raining or on the lawn of Pearson Hall. We will be projecting at 8PM on the Pearson building if the weather clears up! Plus the lilacs are all in bloom!

Ali Momeni was born in Isfahan, Iran and emigrated to the United States at the age of twelve. He studied physics and music at Swarthmore College and completed his doctoral degree in music composition, improvisation and performance with computers from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at UC Berkeley. He spent three years in Paris where he collaborated with performers and researchers from La Kitchen, IRCAM, Sony CSL and CIRM. Between 2007 and 2011, Momeni was an assistant professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he directed the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, and founded the urban projection collective called the MAW. Momeni is currently an associate professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University and directs CMU ArtFab, teaches in CMU’s IDEATE, Music Technology and Masters in Tangible Interaction Design degrees. Momeni’s current research interests include performative applications of robotics, playful urban interventions, interactive projection performance, machine learning for artists and designers, interactive tools for storytelling and experiential learning, mobile and hybrid musical instruments, and the intersection of sound, music and health.

Davey T Steinman is an artist and explorer working at the crossroads of performance and technology. As a theatre-maker and teaching artist, Davey often uses music, puppetry, and projection to create original works ranging from rock operas to urban interventions. Davey earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota in 2010. In Minneapolis he worked with Ali Momeni as a founding member of the MAW collective creating urban interventions with public participants and interactive media. Davey is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Video and Media Design in the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College  (View Map)
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Contact Information:
Name: Tara Webb
Phone: x8260
Email: twebb1@swarthmore.edu
Event Sponsors
The Cooper Serendipity Fund, Kohlberg Language Center, Dept. of Theater, and Dept. of Music and Dance
Additional Information
Free and open to the public.

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