A black man and a white man in motion, dancing
Online Event
Wed 12 Aug 2020

NSDOS and Dmitry Paranyushkin in conversation with Block Universe director Louise O'Kelly

Wed 12 Aug
18.00 – 19.00

Rescheduled from Wed 22 Jul

Online Event

Electronic musician and dancer NSDOS and choreographer and network researcher Dmitry Paranyushkin discuss their ongoing collaboration EightOS, an open source body mind operating system, with Block Universe director Louise O'Kelly.

EightOS studies how we can use physical movement to better understand the dynamics of interaction, and how this can be applied to everyday life and work. Their work combines complex systems and network science, with technology, music, dance, martial arts and artistic practices.

You can download their 100 page manual on the basic principles and procedures of 8OS here.


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About the Speakers

Dmitry Paranyushkin is a co-founder of ∞OS. In his practice he combines choreography, physics, and network science, exploring how we can reinvent and explore ourselves through movement.

Paris-based NSDOS - aka Kirikoo Des – is a hybrid artist who works simultaneously on music, dance, digital art, and builds his own instruments. After studying dance, Des felt the need to create his own sound in order to explore movement. Unrestrained by existing technological tools and softwares, he prefers creating his own mediums: futurist instruments made of old audio converters (carte son), Gameboy emulators, pieces of metal dismantled and weld together giving form to surreal machines.

Louise O’Kelly is an independent curator and arts professional based in London. In 2015 she founded Block Universe, London’s first performance art festival that takes place across major institutions and unique off-site spaces throughout the city annually.

Through Block Universe, O’Kelly curates a program of performances that cross boundaries between visual arts, music and dance, creating a high-profile platform to raise the visibility of a new generation of artists.

Mutant Promise is a programming, producing and artist booking platform supporting the work of musicians who combine a DIY and workshop practice with their performance, composition and release work.