[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Volker Kuchelmeister & Christian Ziegler — Improvisation Technologies: Bill Forsythe: “Self Meant to Govern”

Artist Statement

Within his last ten years at the Frankfurt Ballet, the choreographer William Forsythe has developed his own language of modern dance. In doing so, he has introduced a paradigm shift. Body, space, time and motion have been redefined. Since 1994, in cooperation with the Center for Art and Media Technology of Karlsruhe, a digital dance school has been developed as an interactive computer installation at the Multimedia Lab of the ZKM. In close cooperation with William Forsythe and Nick Haffner, Kuchelmeister and Ziegler have developed an interactive archive which enables dancers to study Forsythe’s theory.

  • Volker Kuchelmeister (Germany) is a¬†designer and programmer currently working on the users’s multimedia interfaces.
  • Christian Ziegler¬†(Germany) is a designer and programmer currently working on the users’s multimedia interfaces.