MotionDAO residence

04.08.2022 bis 09.08.2022

k.format Glaskasten

mehrere Tage

Link zur Veranstaltung

MotionDAO in residency

k.format glas pavillion, Kurt Schuhmacher Straße 29a, Kassel

Aug 4-Thursday:
– MotionDAO in Residency Opening  6 pm – 9pm

Aug 5 – Friday Spirituality, embodiment and nature
– MotionDAO CanadaHub: Chimerik’s We Were One Project – 6pm
– Open Discussion: Spirituality, embodiment and nature – 8:00 open discussion

Aug 6 – Saturday Play the board game Currency Lab
– Alternative currencies for a new possible world: 6-7:30pm
– Chimerik’s 003_playback 9 pm

Aug 7 – Sunday
– Virtual Live Art Research 6 pm
– New Digital Economy for Live Art Makers 8 pm

Aug 8- Monday
– MotionDAO remote sharing series/Presence 6-9pm

Aug 9 – Tuesday 
Fluid Motion
– open space for any new ideas and creative sharing – 6 pm – 9 pm

+ NFTs in Motion

MotionDAO in Residency at K.Format in Kassel, Germany. 

MotionDAO is a collective of interdisciplinary artists  exploring the intersection of art, movement, embodiment and the blockchain.

MotionDAO tries to generate contexts for experimentation with blockchain technologies and its affordances for economic redesign and financial innovation.

We are happy to be in collaboration with K-format Gallery in Kassel during the Documenta 15th Exhibition.

MotionDAO will be in residency activating conversations, movement of ideas,short onboarding blockchain workshops,  artist talks and envisioning.

We invite you to participate and think and dance with us.

Further descriptions:

Aug- 4
MotionDAO in Residency Opening  6 pm – 9pm

opening remarks/introduction/sharing

By Marlon Barrios Solano, Lenara Verle, Jeanne Bloch, Sammy Chien (Chimerik似不像), David Voigt (People Doing Moves) + more MotionDAO members

MotionDAO: Artists Exploring the Blockchain

Onboarding Workshop

Aug – 5
MotionDAO CanadaHub: Chimerik’s We Were One Project – 6pm

Intro/Research sharing 40 min

Performance excerpt 20 mins

Research workshop/discussion (ritualization, mediumship & spirituality) 1 hour

Co-Creator: Sammy Chien & Caroline MacCaull (Chimerik 似不像)

Rehearsal Assistant/Documentarian/New Media Operator: Danielle Mackenzie Long


Project Description:

“We Were One” is a dance research project focused on the intersections of movement art, spirituality, technology and queerness. By investigating ancestral rituals, energy practice, shamanic channeling and somatic-sensation research we are able to access a deeper understanding of human connections and potentials. It is a story that encourages us to look into our own wisdom, from our subtle body, compassionate ancestors, teachers and our higher mind. This is a way to deal with the inevitable trauma from the past, to acknowledge and heal our interconnections with all existence…”

More info here:

Aug – 6
Play the board game Currency Lab

Alternative currencies for a new possible world: 6-7:30pm 

Game as a conversation experience – We will interactively learn about alternative currencies and how these influence the way money is used in the society by playing a board game 

Artist description: by Lenara Verle


Project Description:

We’ll play the board game “Currency Lab” to interactively learn about alternative currencies and how they can bring much needed diversity and resilience to the money system we have today – a vast “money monoculture” bad for both the global economy and the planet. 

The game rules encourage engagement, providing challenges which must be counterpointed by choosing and creating strategies. The efficacy of the strategies is not predefined, but instead negotiated among the players, who pose and answer questions and refine their plans together. 

The challenges and strategies draw inspiration from examples of real alternative currencies from the past and present, including cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, mutual credit rings like the Swiss WIR and local currencies like the Brixton Pound.

Chimerik’s 003_playback 9 pm

An interactive, participatory, movement exploration presented through a web-coded, live-streaming platform. We will show some of the creation process in person.

-audience playtim

Artist description:
A Chimerik 似不像 project @chimerikcollective
Caroline MacCaull – Project Lead, Creator, Performer @carolinemaccaull
Sammy Chien – Creative Collaborator, New Media Sound Artist, Movement Collaborator, Performer @soar55
Danielle Mackenzie Long – New Media Operator, Creative Assistant @daniellemckz


Project description:

Centred around technology, looping and real-time manipulation, 003_playback is a participatory, movement exploration presented through a web-coded, live-streaming platform. Throughout the work, audience members vote to decide the sound, lighting and how the movement will be altered each round. The performers then respond to these real-time choices made by the online participants, via visual playback. Drawing from video games and simulation theory, this interactive piece explores the many potential timelines we constantly navigate between and how each decision can have a ripple effect, constantly shifting the current reality. Framed as performance-as-research, 003_playback, investigates how surveillance, control, and agency actively play with our human experience.

See info here:

Aug – 7

Virtual Live Art Research 6 pm

What are some of the digital strategies for the live art sector during the pandemic time with the potential to expand its art form?

-open call speakers
-open discussion

Artist description: 

Lead by Chimerik 似不像, in collaboration with artists, technicians and designers in Canada and across the globe.


Project Description:

Artists and arts organizations presenting live art have struggled to adjust to the conditions of a new (and forced) digital world. Recent attempts to present work via single-view, digital live stream have proven unsuccessful for producers and unpalatable to audiences. There is an urgent need to break from the “traditional stage” mentality and reconceptualize storytelling and presentation of live art. However, most artists and arts organizations are restricted by modest budgets, small capacity and limited technological knowledge to investigate solutions.

The aim of this project is to research and implement new innovative digital models to support creative solutions for live-art presentations online through the use of adaptive technology and software. Due to the pandemic, the format of live-art is being challenged. This digital model will bridge a gap for live-art presenters and practitioners  by creating a new creative process beyond the paradigm of film making and live-broadcasting. We aim to honour the power of liveness, interdisciplinary and active experience without the conventional physical presence.

More info here:

New Digital Economy for Live Art Makers 8 pm

What are some of the new producing strategies for live-art makers with the blockchain technology that brings financial innovations?

-MotionDAO speakers
-open call speakers
-open discussion


Aug – 8
MotionDAO remote sharing series/Presence 6-9pm
-Amber Ortega Queer Be-Longing film (a look at queer Chicana lesbian relationships and belonging vs un-belonging)
-Victor Morales: the future of spanglish and the the majorities in NYC in the year 2055. LatinoFuturismo.
-Tatiana da Rosa and Lenara Verle, HubMotionBR (Brazil) – Performative Onboarding.
-Aniba Zorrilla: remote performance in Isadora + live performance


NFTs in Motion
MotionDAO will be gifting a daily NFT during the residency time in Kassel.

A limited number of NFTs will be minted to give away each day.

Claim the daily NFT (and create a wallet if you don’t already have one) through a QR code.

Come each day to claim a different daily NFT and complete the collection.

There will be 7 NFTs in total, featuring selected frames from MotionDAO member’s artworks. 

These works will be screened in the K-Format gallery as a permanently running loop.