Alongside the bevy of events across the weekend, Algomech is taking over Sidney & Matilda Gallery for Patterns of Movement, an exhibition that'll run throughout the festival weekend, featuring everything from algorithmic wall art to wearable e-textiles.
The festival's opening event will take place within the exhibition. Alongside short talks from some of the exhibiting artists, the opening will also feature a "live coded" dance performance from Kate Sicchio. A duet for dancer and coder using Terpsicode, a developing programming language for live coding dance performance scores, the performance allows a visual score for a dancer to be created in real time as the work unfolds.
There'll also be a screening of The Machinery, a short film/video installation juxtaposing clog dancing with the repetitious script of a contemporary call-centre and the overwhelming sounds of industrial cotton machines. A collaborative art work by Caroline Radcliffe (clog dancer), Sarah Angliss (composer and artist) and Jon Harrison (filmmaker).