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.
a lovely short film featuring finely choreographed flying robot lampshades. no wires, no CGI, just a bunch of drones in disguise working together with a human.
behind the scenes:
RAM is a great system for connecting dancers and computers – opens up many possibilities. and its available for download.
i’m currently developing an idea for a digital feedback system with one organic element – the dancer, and this – although completely different – is really inspirational.
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…