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Venue

Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL

Performance Capture

Ed Atkins

For MIF15, artist Ed Atkins is drawing back the digital curtain with Performance Capture.

Performance Capture will be an exhibition, a studio and a singular document of MIF15. Taking place at Manchester Art Gallery over the course of the Festival, the exhibition will provide a unique and reflexive insight into the production of a computer-generated moving image work.

Performance Capture takes its name from a process that records, maps and renders the movements of a performer on to a computer-generated figure, an avatar who performs as the digital double for the performer — in this case, performers of every stripe from the MIF15 programme.

The exhibition, curated by Ed Atkins, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Alex Poots, will be laid out as stages of a production process, leading from one to another across three rooms at the gallery.

Performances by MIF artists are captured onto computer, digitally modelled, cut and soundtracked, and then screened in a perpetual cinema of the ever-accumulating rushes of the footage. Each part of the process will be open to visitors both as behind-the-scenes exposition and exhibition; an examination and ambivalent exemplar of contemporary
image production.

Over four Festivals, MIF has established a commitment to presenting work from artists at the leading edge of performance art – from Il Tempo del Postino (MIF07) to Marina Abramović Presents (MIF09) to 11 Rooms (MIF11) and Mayfield Depot (MIF13). Performance Capture takes this engagement forward into the digital realm.


 

Ed Atkins in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist
Sat 11 July, 2pm, Manchester Art Gallery
Free / Ticket required
More tickets released, visit here to book.
This event will be live-streamed via performancecapture.net

Curators tour with audio description
Thursday 9 July, 10.30 - 12pm
With Natasha Howes, Curator at MAG and Anne Hornsby, audio describer
Free / No ticket required

Tour in British Sign Language
Sunday 12 July,3-4pm
Led by Jennifer Little.
Free / No ticket required


Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery.
Supported by MIF Commissioning Circle.
Curated by Ed Atkins, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Alex Poots.

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