- Workshop: Objets orientés-objet (le cas de Hypertable)
- Artist: Douglas Edric Stanley
- Location: Haute Ecole d’Arts Appliqués, Geneva
- Date: 18-21 May, 2005
I just finished a successful 4-day workshop at the Haute Ecole d’Arts Appliqués in Geneva. It’s the second workshop I’ve held there, and my third visit. As always, it was a great pleasure, and I love Geneva. We also got dragged to a few interresting spots in the evening.
The original proposal was to take bits of a research proposal (Objets orientés-objet) I had defended at the Aix-en-Provence School of Art that failed to get adequate funding. Finally, we decided to (suprise) build a hypertable. This allowed us to teach the students programming the first day, and then to experiment directly onto the hypertable the following three days, as all the development has previously been done and merely requires plugging into the system (it’s as easy as pie, actually easier given that I can’t cook). Actually we reserved the last day for finalisation and filming all the successful projects.
Along for the ride was the always brilliant Pierre-Erick Lefebvre who helped run the workshop. Ever since he has been my assistant in preparation for the exhibition Créer du sens à l’ère numérique we have been talking about finding other uses for the Hypertable. I wanted to give him the opportunity to finally experiment with it without me imposing anything on hum. I was secretly hoping he would do something musical with it, which he thankfully did. We improvised late into the evening on one particular proposition, very funky, very fun. We’ve now got an idea for a concert. More to come from our collaboration, then…
The following participants finished work on the Hypertable : Jana Korcjomkina, Baptiste Coulon, Pierre Rossel and Pierre-Erick Lefvbre. Here are a few photos that Anne-Laure Schneider (of collectif_fact) took on the last day. I also filmed all the projects, and we made a DVD-Video from my footage.
Of note: this Postgrade Nouveaux Médias of the HEAA where we held the workshop has actually just turned into the Postgrade Immédiat which will be run by the HEAA conjointly with the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts. Some interesting people are involved, we’ll see how it turns out.
Remerciments: Daniel Pinkhas, Anne-Laure Schneider, Caroline Bernard, Pierre Rossel, Stéphane Pécaut