Transmittance explores collaboration which is local, global, networked and broadcasted. It involves an artistic group of performers, visual artists, musicians and computer programmers to research performative possibilities of streaming, broadcasting and telepresence forging new types of performance and audience. With focus on critical and socially-aware artistic languages this work is based on asking questions about body, self and society - opening non-dualistic perspectives. The project tries to rethink the notions of spectatorship and spectacle, ways of watching and seeing and the audience as spectators from the outside. In framework of free telepresence technologies it is a quest to open new spaces of visibility for performance and new media art and while critically deconstruct also actively bypass power structures that have a hold on physical spaces of artistic representation. Emphasis is made on creative use of free and open source software and its impact on artistic process and collaboration. Local free software experts, media activists and theoreticians are invited to initiate discussion on ethical aspects of information technology, art and media to motivate a better understanding of technological possibilities for artists and performers and encourage appreciation of artistic approach by programmers and technologists. The project develops a specific method of improvised performance which allows compositional freedom beside specific prepared scenes at the same time and in the process collide different specifics of various artistic media (performance art, expanded cinema, sound art, new media realities).
Transmittance is a project proposed by Maja Delak & Luka Prinčič and is avaliable as research, educational and/or performance model including a preparation time and performance event that is streamed on-line. See more about previous and future editions (including collaborators and partners) below.
2013 telematic performance U3, MSUM, Ljubljana, SI
Transmittance#2, performed in June 2013 on triennial U3 in Ljubljana's Museum of contemporary art. Three hours performance is possible to follow live or on-line via http://transmittance.si, where audience could log in the chat room, interact with the performers and set the flow of the event.
An online symposium on 12 October 2012 will celebrate and discuss the field of cyberformance - live, online performance - that has evolved over the last two decades. Transmittance presentation at 12pm CET.
2012 telematic performance Troubles, Les Halles, Bruxelles, BE
Transmittance #2.1. is an adjustment of Transmittance #2, especially created for Trouble Festival, Les Halles in Bruxelles. Three hours long performance took place on-line on http://transmitance.si and live in the Maison des arte in the garden of Les Halles.
Transmittance#2 was performed in 2011 in Ljubljana, Slovenia and was the biggest Transmittance event until that moment. Invited local collaborators were artists from different fields of creation. Three hours performance was possible to follow live or on-line via http://transmittance.si, where audience could log in the chat room, interact with the performers and set the flow of the event.
2011 audio-visual on-line streaming performance Studio 17, Ljubljana & ESC Graz, SI, AT
Project Transmittance#1.5 was created as a collaboration with ESC Gallery in Graz, Austria and their project mur.sat. Transmittance#1.5 was performed in Studio 17, Ljubljana. On-line audience could follow the event and interact in it via http://transmittance.si.
2011 telematic performance KC Karl Rojc, Festival Polis, Pula, HR
Project Transmittance#1 was created in collaboration with local artists in Pula, Croatia. Two hours and half long performance was possible to see live in CC Karl Rojc, Festival Polis in Pula, HR or one could connect, log in and interact via http://transmittance.si.
2010 multimedia performance / work in progress Teatro Petrella, Longiano, IT
Transmittance#0 was a preparation, test and presentation of specific collaboration idea. In ten days residency in Teatro Petrella Longiano tools for sound and video production were developed, some collaborations established and at the end the results were shown in a non-formal work in progress presentation.