Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 November
Limerick, Ireland
As part of
Light Moves Festival of Screendance

Altered States, Alternate Landscapes shares artists Gibson/Martelli’s research and process in works such as Falling Upwards and MAN A VR. The workshop opens kinaesthetic awareness through self exploration and active engagement in Motion Capture & Virtual Realities channelling the teaching and philosophy of Skinner Releasing Dance Technique. Participants will experience and experiment with performance technologies to discover how we respond to ourselves, others and environments in these ‘new spaces’. Read More


An invitation to play, explore, record, draw and move in and around these new spaces afforded by Mixed Realities. Felt experience in new landscapes, sensations, affect, perceptions in a new arena permits, prompts new configurations, articulations, shifts in the imaginary. Performance in immersive experiences questions the role of the somatic in digital environments. Altered States allows for new approaches and new ideas in an expanding choreographic field.

This practical workshop begins with simple VR drawing packages which capture movement as non-temporal sequences. Gibson/Martelli will demonstrate how different packages can be used to create virtual environments. Building onto this, participants will get hands-on experience with motion capture in order to record their own sequences. Gibson/Martelli offer practical advice on preparing for performance capture sessions with commercial studios to minimise costs. Participants will be encouraged to improvise in the system, responding to virtual environments with a view to creating new virtual environments.

For information on Gibson/Martelli’s film We Are Here And We Are Everywhere At Once screening on Sunday 11 November click HERE.

For information on Gibson/Martelli’s Artist Talk on Sunday 11 November click HERE.

Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 November
10am – 5pm
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
€75 / €60 Concession
Pre-Booking Essential due to limited numbers