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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.

Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich & Verity Studios – Sparked

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:

the safety dance

the city of Lisbon recently hosted this great dance intervention, produced by Smart (the little cars) and created for ad agency BBDO by Lukas Liske, Daniel Schweinzer and Marten Persiel.

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.

RAM – Reactor for Awareness in Movement

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.

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…

Swarm

Swarm

an interview with Mark and Dawn from Troika Ranch about their new project