Marcela Mancino von der Osten
Superfície is a live performance that discusses identity and memory through the materiality of a simultaneously physical and digital living human body.
CONCEPT: Superfície is a live performance that discusses identity and memory through the materiality of a simultaneously physical and digital living human body. Audiovisual textures that compose the performer's existence in space and time are triggered by her movements, leading the audience into an experience of scanning through her skin. This work dialogues with the idea of a body that is somewhere between stage and the digital world, co-existing in these two spaces.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION: Superfície uses Kinect to gather data from the performer's movements, transforming them into sound, video and light. The sound is a movement translation, having a set of rules that trigger different instruments and effects (i.e. the distance between the left foot and the right hand dictate the reverb of a specific synthesizer). The main video output is an on-skin projector showing textures from the performer's body and memories, as well as manipulations of the image being gathered by the IR camera. All elements are being triggered and manipulated in the same way that the sound is.
Note: I am signing up for performing live. Also available for participating in production the event.
In case the live performance ends up not happening, I would like to somehow present documentation of this process, since ITP haven't given me the chance to perform it.
Music Interaction Design