The Interactive Expression Project promotes listening by investigating principles of expression and interpretation across music, dance, and visualization.
The Interactive Expression Project investigates principles of expression and interpretation across music, dance, and visualization.
In practice, artists often accomplish expressive quality through intersection of media. By exploring the boundaries of what these media can and cannot do, artists learn to create something new by composing landscapes from raw materials of expression that collide and recombine to create complex geographies of expressivity. At these regions of collision, something emergent is produced that reorganizes that geography. The new, emergent quality carries features of each of its constituent landmasses, but it is also something entirely different that can only exist as a product of that collision. The gestalt experience of this emergent phenomenon creates new forms of expressivity that are interactively generated, and complexed and nuanced in that interaction.
We believe that the results of interdisciplinary collaborations can be both disruptive and generative, stretching the bounds of what can and cannot be expressed. In this transient, new, and unfamiliar geography, a grammar of interactive expressivity is an invitation to careful listening. Proposed outcomes of this project include field guides in the form of digital resources that support ethical creative practice.