Space-Displaced: An Exploration of the Architecture of Spatial Data in Separate Spaces

 Virtual Venues: Presence & (in)Corporeality Workshop with UCIrvine

Shannon Cuykendall (SIAT), , Kristin Carlson (SIAT), prOphecy sun (Emily Carr), Ulysses Bernardet (SIAT), Reese Muntean (SIAT), Jillian Warren (SIAT), Blair Brown (UCI), John Crawford (UCI), Thecla Schiphorst (SIAT), Steve DiPaola (SIAT), H+Technologies

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In the Space-Displaced workshop and open rehearsal we will explore how spatial data can be translated and transferred to separate spaces.  We will link four spaces together: the Emily Carr Performance Space, UC Irvine Performance Space, Emily Carr Elevator, and the UC Irvine Elevator.  We will gather data on the performers’ spatial pathway through blob tracking in a program created by Kristin Carlson.  This program will output the spatial data as sounds and images with Ulysses Bernardet and prOphecy sun.  The elevator, being one of the first “teleportation” devices, motivates the spatial pathways of the dancers in the performance space and the overall spatial architecture of the work between the four spaces.  We contrast three different types of transport: pedestrian, mechanical, and virtual.  Throughout the open rehearsal we will lead or “transport” audience members to the elevator creating a “pedestrian” equivalent of the elevator. Audience members will also be mechanically transported to different floors of the Emily Carr building while being virtually transported to UC Irvine through a live video feed inside the elevator.


‘Mabel’s Corridor’

SIAT and SCA Performance + Technology Collaboration

Concept and Performer, A generative video and dance performance that takes place in the shifting realities of Mabel’s experience

Fall 2011-Spring 2012

‘Flow: A Capstone Project’

IAT 403 Capstone Design Class project exploring interactive ink effects in performance.

Choreographer and Performer May 2011

‘Flow: Expressing Movement Quality’

CHI 2011 Workshop Performance: The user in flux: bringing HCI and digital arts together to interrogate shifting roles in interactive media

Choreographer and Performer 

May 2011


‘Light Strings’

Performer, Concept by Jinsil Seo, Sound by Greg Corness, Documentation by Mark Cheng, Spring 2011


This project explores the relationship between the aesthetics of the interaction afforded by an immersive environment and its relation to the immersive experience of the user.

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‘Flow’ and ‘Strings’

SIAT OpenHouse, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

Choreographer and Performer, Spring 2011

Performance utilizing interactive media environments to inform improvisational decision-making

“The Illusion of Togetherness”

Surrey Art Gallery, British Columbia

Concept and Performer, Fall 2010

Performance installation exploring the audience- performer connection

Typographic Dance Project  

Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

Research Assistant, 2009 – 2010

Choreographer in the development of interactive performance


“Snow White and the SevenChihuahuas”, “Noir Night”, “Misflight”, “Murder 2.0”   

Upstage, Online Performance Venue,

Director and/ or Performer  2007 – 2010


AUNTS is Dance, New York

Performer 2007

Duet choreographed by Chih Chun Huang

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Late Night Choreographers, Auckland, New Zealand

Choreographer and Performer,  2006

Solo live performance and Dance for the Camera

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Site specific collaboration between Kristin Carlson, Chloe Juyon and Benjamin Cleaver

Corner of Quay & Albert Streets, Auckland, New Zealand, March 2007


Solo live performance & Dance for the Camera

Choreography/ performance by Kristin Carlson, Videography by Jared Tito

Late Night Choreographers, Auckland NZ February 16 and 17 2006

‘A New Perception’

LED restrictive dance costumes designed by Bambi Fadhli, modelled by Kristin Carlson

Swarovski Conference/ Auckland School of Technology, Auckland, NZ December 2005/2006

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“Public Transport”   

Britomart Performance Series, Auckland, New Zealand

Performer 2005

Site-specific performance choreographed by Marianne Schultz
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“Tweep” and Other Works

Underground Art Gallery, Rockford, Illinois  USA

Choreographer and Performer

by Kristin Carlson collaborating with visual artist Roni Golan August 2005

‘Day for Night

Improvised performance

OpenSource Art Gallery, Champaign, Illinois  USA

Performer and Filmmaker

Based on the Dance for the Camera by Kristin Carlson June 2005

“Limited Acts: Breaking Rules in Small Spaces”

Works by Kristin Carlson, Jessica Ray and Luc Vanier Including “Frog” Multimedia work performed by Kristin Carlson

Verde Art Gallery, Champaign Illinois USA December 2004

“North Star”

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, UIUC

Performer 2004

Work by Lar Lubavitch


Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, UIUC

Performer 2003

Work by  Mark Morris

“Bring Me an Ice Bucket”

Armory Theater, UIUC

Producer, Choreographer, Performer, Lighting Designer, Technical Director 2003

Collaboration with Katie Engbring, Claire Happel and Melissa Sanchez