The html-movement-library is a web-based repository of short video clips and images by various performers who use html tags, <HEAD>, <BODY>, <TABLE>, as a starting point for generating movements. The idea of the library is to develop an expandable movement alphabet of the html language. The goal of the html-movement-library is to provide different materials for enacting and visualizing the architectures and language-structures of Websites in different projects such as html_butoh and Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited. Read more...

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[The html-movement-library and html_butoh need Flash Player; High speed Internet connection (DSL/Cable or better); Speakers on. Optimized for Mozilla Firefox 2.0+, Opera 9.10+, Netscape 8.0+, and Safari 2.0+.]




html_butoh is choreographed by the real-time html structure of the "Global Top 500" websites as seen through the prism of the html-movement-library -- an open-for-participation video clip database -- using short video clips for each html tag. The URLs, and therefore the "stage", changes every 3:28 minutes, running through 500 websites within a full day's cycle.

By submitting to the html-movement-library every contributor will find her-/himself instantly part of the html_butoh performance.

html_butoh is part of a 2006 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It is made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

Website Impersonations
Website Impersonations

Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited is a new performances series which uses the html-movement-library for enacting 10 different popular websites. The choreography for each "website-character" derives from the real-time html structure of each site, translated by the library into movement suggestions on the fly.

As a performer -- playing the "Impersonation" of the chosen website -- I never know which html tag, and therefore which movement task, will follow the other. They come in the way the site is scripted.

Ursula Endlicher