Kowalski Films

Kowalski in LAPTOPSRUS – MEETING | REUNIÓN, Madrid, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by Kowalski Films on April 24, 2010

I´ll be in another  Laptopsrus Meeting!!!

Thanks so much for the support and greetings another time!! : )

Three day of  workshop/conference/performance– June 4, 5, 6, 2010

“LaptopsRus MEETING | REUNIÓN is open public meeting of women live performers set
inside an electronically updated boxing ring installation. In this tourament setting, LaptopsRus networks
laptop generation woman live performers. Meeting as performance, Reunion as tournament, women
with laptops play with or against each other in collaborative and challenging ways.”

It is not retro-Feminism, nor seclusive women only policy, rather we want to spotlight the digital
generation of woman performers, each a mobile agent with own laptop, each claims her personal style
while embracing interactive performance platform. Modeling after women wrestler’s tournament where
women fight and sweat, MEETING | REUNIÓN  invents a new form of presenting live audiovisual
performance – two women visual live artists are situated on opposite side of the ring, surrounded by
video projections, aided by DJ sound system and moderated by a Matrix Mistress (MM). With preset
play order and possible interrupt,  each live performer (invited and through open call) takes her side of
the ring.  Play rules are communicated. The audience are encouraged to be actively involved with the
performers.  Their collective  vocal expression can decide the playtime of the participating performers.
Not unlike break dance showoff, each performer gets her playtime while anticipating chaotic
intervention. In this tournament, no winners are to be declared. It is freestyle street culture –  women in
fight, in love, expressing (E)motion via their laptops with image pixels and live codes.

Collaborating organizations:
Medialab Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía,  Matadero Madrid 

LaptopsRus is a network initiative
Concept & organization:
Maite Cajaraville (Madrid) & Shu Lea Cheang (Paris)




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