ICLC 2023 Catalogue

The Craft of (Algorave) Documentation

Dan Gorelick (dan.dog)

On top of all of the chaos that goes into organizing a show, the logistics involved in documenting can feel like an expendable effort. However, time and time again I thank myself and my co-organizers for investing the energy in documenting.

Having good documentation means the performers have quality assets for their portfolios. It means we have promotion assets for the next shows. It means we can apply for grants for future shows. It means we can tell the story for future audiences.

Documentation is a life-long practice. It can breathe new life into the work. When it is treated like a craft more than an afterthought, so much can be possible.

The workshop is a theoretical and practical session on the craft of documenting art, specifically through the lens of live-code performances.