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Honorary doctoral lecture by Prof. Fabrizio Crisafulli, Sept. 21, 2015.

Fabrizio Crisafulli, Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, is conferred doctor honoris causa at Roskilde University’s annual celebration Sept. 18th 2015. In Experience Lab we look forward to further develop our collaboration with Fabrizio Crisafulli.
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Professor Fabrizio Crisafulli delivers his inaugural lecture on Sept. 21st at 1.00 PM in Aud. 25 (25-2.035), Roskilde University. Following the lecture, the CBIT department hosts a reception at 2:00 PM in room 42-3.29.
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Public evening lecture by  Fabrizio Crisafulli at Roskilde Library, September 21, at 6:30 PM
Dronning Margrethes Vej 14, 4000 Roskilde.

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Theatre of Places (abstract, doctoral lecture):

Theatre of places’ is a project centred on taking an actual site as the ‘script’ for the performance, as a starting point from which the work takes shape, as the ‘world’ (made up of people, shapes, memories, spaces, objects, noises) the theatre company takes as the initial relational context. It recognises that locations are imbued with memories and peoples’ lives, as well physical raw material, that are embraced and involved into the process. Therefore, location is considered not merely as a setting for performance, but something integral to the total experience, and a way of informing work’s constituents: body, word, movement, sound, light, technology. The collective identity of place is at the core of the work. The performance is rooted in site and the latter is transformed into a new place of visions which tries to arouse desires and projects related to the site itself. At present when physical spaces, and the relations that take place within them, have been weakened by the advent of new, immaterial forms of relations, such as the Internet and the social networks, this kind of artistic work which focuses on reality becomes more necessary, in order to search for new forms of belonging and a new balance between the real and the virtual.
Fabrizio Crisafulli will talk about his “Theatre of Places” project, which he carries on for over twenty years, describing his works with the help of pictures and films.

Organic light (abstract, public lecture):

About his way of conceiving stage lighting design, Fabrizio Crisafulli wrote: “A guideline for my theatre work is that on stage light should take on a role which is similar to that of natural light in the world. The issue isn’t imitating natural light, but rather the ability of light to become a vital substance in theatre, even in its most abstract interpretation. An essential, primary and generative element. Light could free itself from the effect-producing and illustrative role, and the layout function, prepared in the final days of rehearsals, where standard practice often relegates it, and which hardly work with theatre’s ability to echo reality. Another conviction I have, which has been reinforced with experience, concerns the need to overcome two quite common misconceptions about lighting practices in the theatre. The first is that stage lighting belongs to an eminently technical sphere, the second is that it belongs to an eminently visual sphere. I think that the fundamental qualities of light in terms of the theatre lie in its ability to mould space and time, action and dramatic construction”. Fabrizio Crisafulli will talk about these issues, describing his works with the help of pictures and films.

Thursday, May 22: ExLab meeting

 

This meeting is about our current projects: “Italian pictures”, “The gangway,” “Learning at RUC 21st century workshops,” and we will also discuss possible future projects in collaboration with Experimentarium, BiMus, Roskilde Museum, and DigHumLab.

We are still waiting with bated breath for the answer to our Marie Curie application.

Fernisering af Italienske Billeder på Roskilde Bibliotek, 8. maj kl. 16.

En digital skitsebog i overstørrelse med Bjørn Laursens spændende tegninger fra Italien vil være opstillet en månedstid på Roskilde Bibliotek. Formålet er bl.a. at få undersøgt robustheden af opstillingen og se hvordan denne formidlingsform fungerer i praksis et sted hvor der kommer mange forskellige mennesker. Men kom og kig, gerne til ferniseringen, hvor der vil være korte taler ved rektor Hanne Leth Andersen og fra CBIT Bjørn Laursen og Henning Christiansen – og der er reception bagefter!
Mere information: Bjørn Laursen og Henning Christiansen

ExLab meeting Thursday 27. february 2014

 

Today we discussed our mutual initiatives, among others, the Italian Pictures project, the BiMus project, the meeting with the Experimentarium, the student workshop project The experimental teamwork space (rektorpuljen), and our research ideas about Visualization: Social media and performativity.

The Italian Pictures installations will be exhibited at Roskilde Libraries from March 8, and we look forward to collaborating with the library about this exhibition.

Following up on John and Sannes recent meeting with The Experimentarium, we have invited Jonas Wang and Ali to join our next meeting March 27, 9.30 to show them the ExCylinder and to discuss our ideas and experience from other projects also. If possible, we will, however, seek to arrange a meeting earlier than that, preferably mid-March.

Italian pictures at Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Copenhagen, Friday 22-11-2013

 

This Friday evening Bjørn Laursen opened the exhibition Italian pictures at Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Copenhagen. The exhibition shows the many evocative and sensual pencil sketches Bjørn has drawn during his visits to Italy.

Part of the exhibition is an ExLab project run by Bjørn, Henning Christiansen, Ates Gürsimsek, Steffen Thorlund and Morten Brandrup and the exhibition made possible a first presentation of the ideas and a prototype of this project. It aims at an intelligent, interactive, and digital version of Bjørn’s sketches and sketch books in a theatre-like and hexagonal shape – an intelligent hybrid of books, theatre, and exhibition sensitive to the visitors movements.

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FAB LAB RUC meeting, Friday, November 15 2013.

 

It has just been decided to co-ordinate the diverse activities of some of the labs at Roskilde University – ExLab, HUM-TEK, and a Performance Design workshop – and to share the resources allocated. The organizing principles of this initiative are inspired by the FAB LAB movement an the related ideas.

In the meeting, Friday November 15, Jens Friis Jensen, Connie Svabo, Michael Haldrup and Sisse Siggaard Jensen discussed how best to initiate this, and also, how to coordinate and share resources.

As a first step, we decided to meet once a month to establish some of the needs and requirements of this initiative.