After 8 years of EME, this year EME turned
EME.LL – EME Live Laptops.
This years edition is a parallel event, an off ramp, dedicated
exclusively to laptops in the live performance context.
It is also a moment of reflection, a moment of evaluation and a small
step into new possible futures.
The main focus is now the creator, the laptop user, his problems, his
questions and why not, his ambitious!
After 10 years of use of the laptop as a performance instrument it seems
to be now time to consider it’s implications with regard to the work
process and production, be it an instrument or the function of a system.
This edition will consist of a one day symposium with 16 laptopers,
followed by a day of performances. All the 16 guests have in common
their extended use of the laptop in a real time performance context.
The group will make a collective performance -16 Laptops (12 laptops on
sound and 4 laptops on visuals) followed by a solo laptop from one of
the most recognized electronic activist: Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner.
EME.LL edition is part of
Outono Festival and is supported by the Universidade Católica do
Porto. The meeting and the performance will be held at the historical
space of the
Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória in Porto.
EME.LL, one day of reflection, and one day of action.
Sofia Oliveira, Alexandra Brites (Timeline)