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Johannes Birringer

Profat Brunel University
United States
Focus area: Dance, Choreography, Design, Digital Art, New Media, Performance Art, Theater Studies

Johannes Birringer is a choreographer and media artist; he co-directs the Design and Performance-Lab at Brunel University London where he is a Professor of Performance Technologies in the School of Arts.  He has created numerous dance-theatre works, video installations and digital projects in collaboration with artists in Europe, the Americas, China, and Japan, and has taught dance-technology workshops at art venues across the world. DAP-Lab’s interactive dance-work Suna no Onna was featured at festivals in London (2007-08); the mixed-reality installation UKIYO went on European tour in 2010.  The dance opera for the time being (Victory over the Sun) premiered at Sadler’s Wells in London, 2014. A series of immersive dance installations, metakimospheres, began touring in Europe in 2015-18. His film-concert Sisyphus of the Ear (music by Paulo C. Chagas) premiered in Ufa, Moscow, and Hong Kong (2016). His books include Media and Performance (1998), Performance on the Edge (2000), and Performance, Technology, and Science (2009), along with trans-disciplinary dance-research anthologies: Dance and Cognition (2005), Dance & Choreomania (2011), and Tanz der Dinge/Things that dance (2019). He is special issue editor on “Sound in Performance” for Critical Stages #16 (2017). His new book, Kinetic Atmospheres: Performance and Immersion, is published by Routledge.

Journal Articles:
General Articles

The Sound of Movement Wearables: Performing UKIYO

June 2013
Artists' Note

Artistic Approaches to Design and Manufacturing Techniques Dedicated to Space Applications

June 2019