Performing New Infrastructures | Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Performing New Infrastructures

Watch the program sessions by scrolling through the playlist below.


Co-creating experiences through sonic, visual, and embodied performance in the spaces between art, science, and technology, these performative acts undergird new infrastructures for the staging of critical discourse and playful experimentation.

All programing is on-demand through the Ars Electronica platform site 8 - 30 September CEST unless otherwise noted.


Epicurus Garden on Fire” is a choreographic VR artwork with a brain-computer interface about Brazil’s environmental crisis. LASER São Paulo. Watch now.


Proximal Fields” is an artistic tour of the microorganisms, dust specs and other invisible guests at the Fields Institute. LASER Toronto. Watch now.


We Are Not Alone” is comprised of poetic interventions that invite us to meditate on our shared planet. LASER Fortaleza. Watch now.


Microbes Performing in Zoom: Uncertain Co-Authors” is a hybrid live performance about the mutual decline of microbial and linguistic diversity. LASER Vienna. 11 September 2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (20:00 - 21:00) CEST / 11:00 am PST Experience Live.


Choros – Through the Shared Memory of Making Together,” is a multimodal networked performance highlighting the body as an instrument and primal matter for sound making. LASER Cambridge. Watch now.


Slowness 2.0” is a multimodal presentation forming a prismatic expression of slowness in the performing arts – an invitation to dwell on experience. LASER Montreal. Watch now.


Alexis Johnson (US), Alfonso Santarpia (CA), Amanda Kelleher (US), Andrée Martin (CA), Armando Menicacci (CA), Bruno Pucella (CA), Chris Chafe (CZ), Chrysi Nanou (US), Clarissa Ribeiro(BR), Gisèle Trudel (CA), Nina Czegledy(CA), Tania Fraga (BR)


LASER Hosts and Partners

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
LASER Chair(s): Satinder Gill, Prerona Prasad, and Chrysi Nanou
CrossLab, University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR)
LASER Chair(s): Clarissa Almeida
Montreal, Canada
LASER Chair(s): Gisele Trudel and Nina Czegledy
Other Partner: Université du Québec à Montréal
Atelier Tania Fraga
Sao Paulo, Brazil
LASER Chair(s): Clarissa Ribeiro, Tania Fraga
ArtSci Salon
Toronto, Canada
LASER Chair(s): Roberta Buiani, Nina Czegledy
Other Partner: The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Other Partner: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien (University of Applied Arts, Vienna)
Université du Québec à Montréal
Montréal, Canada
The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
Toronto, Canada
UN Sustainability Goals