Joana Chicau

Web Choreographies & Other Stories

A treatise on web interfaces, dancing algorithms in collaborative network settings and interdependent forms of agency; exploring new scenarios beyond usership — spectatorship.

Each screenshot shows different algorithmic composed visual manipulation of webpages by writing JavaScript commands in the web console of the browser. 

WARNING: contains flickering visuals;

Joana Chicau is a designer and researcher — with a background in dance. She researches the intersection of the body with the designed and programmed environment, aiming at widening the ways in which digital sciences is presented and made accessible to the public. The latter informs a practice and exploration of various forms and formats — interweaving web programming with choreography — from the making of online platforms to performances and workshops. 

She has been participating and co-organizing events involving collaborative coding, algorithmic improvisation, open discussions on digital equity and activism. Chicau is a member of the collective and a lecturer at the University of Arts of London