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AS PHYX I A

Asphyxia is an experimental film project by artist/musician Maria Takeuchi and designer/director Frederico Phillips that explores human movement through motion capture technology. The team used two Kinect sensors to capture the movements of dancer Shiho Tanaka and then processed the data in various ways before rendering the results.

The noisy, lo-fi data from the Kinects, combined with expressive choreography and some nice post-prod glitching gives this short film an organic, post-digital feel.

Universal Everything and Benjamin Millepied

Presence

a lovely dance film made by Matt Pyke, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, sound by Simon Pyke, motion-captured dancers: Nathan Makolandra and Julia Eichten.

Cohen Van Balen: 75 Watt

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen have created a project in collaboration with choreographer Alexander Whitley. 75 Watt is the documentation of a production line that is building a useless product. the product has been designed specifically so that its process of manufacture contains a variety of choreographic expressions. this is a great example of putting choreography into a place where it shouldn’t be.

delicode: Z Vector

Finnish tech company Delicode – who created the super-stable kinect interface: NI-Mate – are busy creating a ‘visual synthesizer’, originally codenamed V, but recently rebranded as Z Vector. This beautiful promo video for Scars by electronic duo Phantom was shot in realtime using an early beta of  Z Vector.

i’m looking forward to getting my hands on it when it finally gets released…