100 SCORES MOVEMENT WORKSHOP 05/06/2017

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100 SCORES MOVEMENT WORKSHOP 05/06/2017

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SEDIMENT Workshops Presents:

100 Scores
A movement workshop with Lai Yi Olsen
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
2pm-6pm
Free


The ‘100 Scores’ workshop will focus upon the intersection of decision making in technical and artistic disciplines and will be the third live contribution to the dynamic repository ‘100 Scores’: improvisational movement guides inspired by algorithmic design with Lai Yi Ohlsen.
 

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Attendees will work through the embodiment of regiments originally written for efficient machines and by using the body to make choices, we will bring form to the algorithms that have only ever seen function. This work is part of my ongoing effort as an artist to bridge gaps of understanding through process and communication. 

The inefficiencies of the body are crucial to this concept and thus trained and untrained movers are welcomed and appreciated! As we work through the scores, we will discuss our intention and choice making as a way to find the space in between ourselves and the technical minds who originally created them.

Each score is a movement-oriented interpretation of a specific technique used in Computer Science to design algorithms or an instance of a classic problem that the field uses to exemplify many others. Each workshop will be different with every time / every group -- the idea is to embody forms that are created for function, to feel agency within / with time + space while using concepts that typically only receive finite and explicit allocations of each. 

PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION of $5 to support our workshop programming and artists.

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ABOUT LAI YI
Lai Yi Ohlsen holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Minor in Art History from Arizona State University. She works within arts administration and engineering management to support her creative processes within movement and technology. Her current process is inspired by algorithmic tendencies of the dance floor where you can often find her spinning, hands up, no end in sight.
www.laiyiohlsen.com


MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 100 SCORES
Score 100 - the network flow problem

The Computer Science problem is simple to explain, but difficult to fix - how do we keep a network [a collection of nodes connected by edges with limited capacities] balanced? Think of a highway system -- how do we keep it from getting clogged up?. We interpret network flow through the following directives, 

while { 
the group is moving
} stay compositionally balanced

to be read: ‘While the group is moving, stay compositionally balanced’ 

Here, I am interested in how movers make these negotiations + compromises within improvisation. If we are to stay balanced, you have to be there, so I’ll go here. I need to be here, so can you go there? All sans words and with constant movement -- I love the idea that the composition drifts in and out of balance, allusive but present and forever in flux; a network that flows without regulation. Through these scores, I hope to understand -- 

What happens to calculated decisions designed for machines when we empower bodies to make them instead?

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