VideoBODY >> Collaboration with Daniel Bartolini for ITP winter show 2005
DESCRIPTION >> VideoBody is a short solo dance performance (5-7 minutes), looking at the relationship between body and video. A solo dancer wearing a suit with 2 accelerometers, 2 gyrometers and a thermometer. Using Jitter the dancer controls uses the sensors' output to control sound and video.
BACKGROUND >> The project is intended as an intermediary testing step between the Interactive Video Installation of the ITP Spring show 2005 (ICI) and my final thesis project for ITP - a dance performance for 5 dancers interacting in real time with live and pre-existing video. In search for alternative ways to choreograph on one hand and experience dance on the other, I've been working on making a Jitter patch that would track (from top view) a viewer/dancer in the viewing space and will allow the input from the tracking to have control over video. Tracking the viewer's speed allowed me to control the rate of a pre-existing video, while tracking the viewer's position and dividing the viewing space into a grid allowed the triggering of different video loops according to the viewers location. In this project I am looking to replace the viewer with a dancer and to thus investigate the potential of meaning in the relation between interactive video and movement. I'm collaborating with Daniel Bartolini who is working on building a sensor dance suit.
AUDIENCE >> VideoBody is intended as a 5-7 minutes dance performance for the audience at the ITP Winter Show 2005. We plan on performing the piece 3 times durinig each evening.
USER SCENARIO >> The audience will be invited to watch the show every hour on the half hour. Standing all around the performance space.
IMPLEMENTATION >> VideoBody
CONCLUSION >> VideoBody
REFERENCES >> VideoBody
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS >> VideoBody
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