About Kinetech Arts

Kinetech Arts is a group of artists and scientists creating unique performances that combine dance and science with the newest interactive technology. Founded by Artistic Directors Weidong Yang and Daiane Lopes da Silva in January 2013, Kinetech Arts has performed at ODC theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, KUNST-STOFF arts, L.A.S.T festival, Moscone Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi, De Young Museum, among others. They host DanceHack, an annual tech + dance event, in association with CounterPulse SF. Kinetech Arts was recognized by the SF WEEKLY as "Best Genre-Defying Sci-Artistic Collaboration of 2014"

Sponsors and Partners

Major Performances and Installations 2013-2018

CHAMBER – Murmur, Pulse and Potluck
Location: Joe Goode Anex, 401 Alabama St. SF CA Date: Nov. 16 & 17, 2017
Description: CHAMBER – Murmur, Pulse and Potluck, the newest interactive performance by Kinetech Arts, grew out from curiosity about the science and mysteries of the heart.

LocatIon: CounterPulse Combustible Residency at CounterPulse 80 Turk St. SF
Date: Sep. 7-9 and 14-16 2017
Description: MESH juxtaposes old and new technologies to tell the story of personal struggle against a life-threatening illness.

Location:Palace of Fine Arts
Date: June 30, 2017
Description: Duality, which debuted at WebFest 3D 2017 in San Francisco, is the first live performance created with OpenPerform, a real-time, 1-to-1, Web-GL performance framework.

Climate Music Project
Date: April 28, 2017
Description: The ClimateMusic Project and Kinetech Arts, in association with FXPAL, collaborated in a creative partnership to to tell the story of climate change with music, dance, and video imagery.

Location: Part of the Public Square ”Can We Design Freedom?" event at YBCA
Date: Feb. 18, 2017
Description: BRAINWASH MACHINE or, How I Learned To Stop Thinking And Love The Label”, is a multimedia event by Kinetech Arts about how labels frame thought and shapes judgement in modern life.

Index of Probabilities/RESET/Mind My Body
Location: CuriOdyssey
Date: September 17, 2016
Description: A multidisciplinary event including a collection of collaborative projects with dancers, scientists, technologists, musicians and visual artists, with dynamic dance performances, sound-light field with arduinos, interactive installations, primitive artificial intelligence, E.C.G. experiments, and more.

Falling Off
Location: Grace Cathedral
Date: August 5, 2016
Description: An exploration into the interactions between the world and our physical bodies and the transformation experienced over time. This performance is part of the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial Architecture event at Grace Cathedral.Elements of Others
Location: San Francisco International Arts Festival at Fort Mason
Date: May 25, 2016
Description: an exploration of human identity in a world of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality.

Metrics of Work
Location: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Description: Multimedia installation and dance performance.

State Space 2
Location: Dance Mission Theater
Date: November 13-14, 2015
Description: In STATE SPACE 2, Kinetech Arts is concerned with the relationship between humans and technology.

The Other Sight
Location: ODC Theater
Date: July 19, 2014
Description: The Other Sight integrates movement and tech finding inspiration at the intersection of current events, connectivity, and global surveillance systems.

In The Night
Location: Kunst-Stoff Arts
Date: August 12, 2013
Description: Solo performance by Daiane Lopes da Silva.

Location: Kunst-Stoff Arts
Date: August 12, 2013
Description: In 4SEE, the Kinetech Arts collaborative multidisciplinary performance group explores surveillance, the invasion of privacy, and how technology changes our lives and our relationships with each other.

Board of Directors

David Ruth - Glass Sculpture Studio, Oakland
Hanna Regev - Art curator - Ruth’s Table, Mission District, San Francisco
Don Kimber -  Principal scientist at FX Pal, Palo Alto
Alex Benedict - CEO of Paths To Green, LLC, Oakland
Daiane Lopes da Silva - Artistic director of Kinetech Arts, San Francisco
Raymond Larrett - CEO of Puzzled Squirrel Press, San Francisco
Celeste Lococo - Self employed


Joshua Kaufmann - Founding member and adviser at The Quantified Self
Clover Mathis - Former dancer at Alvin Ailey American Theater and Dance Theatre of Harlem
Jyoti Argade - Former Chair at the University of East London
John Heimann - VP of Security at Oracle