Open Tab

What is Open Tab?

The Open Tab project is a sharing of methodology and insights from artists working at the nexus of choreography and digital – in the form of a wiki.

“A wiki is a hypertext publication collaboratively edited and managed by its own audience directly using a web browser. A typical wiki contains multiple pages for the subjects or scope of the project and could be either open to the public or limited to use within an organization for maintaining its internal knowledge base.” –

Initially, invited artists from across the Pacific and Asia region will meet in the Drill Hall (IRL and remotely) to establish before it becomes publicly editable in May.

This week-long wiki working bee will stress test a geographically distributed yet co-temporal residency model. We will be dancing and typing and talking, being physically digital while we populate

There will be an open studio from 14:00 – 17:00 AEST (12:00-15:00 SGT) on Sunday afternoon April 18th in the Drill Hall and online at with special guest DJing from fellow artist-contributor Riana Head-Toussaint!!

“I’m really interested in the idea of creating a database. Lately I’ve been thinking about and writing on video game movement systems, motion capture, and dance/rhythm games. I’d love to explore the line where these things change between physical and digital. ” – Nasim Patel – Independent artist and choreographer involved with the Open Tab project.

Invited artists include:

With more to come.

Image credit Wendy Yu

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