Trailer by Søren Meisner

Full performance documentation by Recoil Performance Group

Photos by Søren Meisner

Kinect, videoprojectors, custom software

Generative Interactive Kinect Modern Dance OpenFrameworks Projection Mapping Set Design
 

Projections of bent voices

With an outset in interview material this performance was a departure from our earlier works in Recoil Performance Group.

My role was to create the visual expression of scenes involving the recorded material as interpreted by the sound artist Pelle Skovmand. One of the elements were elastic sound-waves that would bend around the dancers. Another was a giant, mobile box with a plexiglass backprojection.

Through documentary style video and a physical research on the anatomy of fear, the performance combines reality, satire and fiction to address one of the most used power tools in history: Our fear.

The software for Malpais builds on our move into Cocoa and Objective-C from Fuck You Buddy. We intergrate openFrameworks into a cocoa-based Mac OS X Snow Leopard application running on a mac pro, seeing the dancers through a Kinect camera, showing the openGL graphics using a video projector, shooting diagonally onto the white line dance floor.
We also built the mobile box with a built-in back projection against a transparent screen, strong enough for the dancers to lean against. The projectors have 0.7 wide angle optics and the software is qued from qLab using apple’s midi networking capabilities.

With: Jonas Jongejan, Tina Tarpgaard
For: Recoil Performance Group
Full credits at the project website


Appearances:

2011 03  Premiere at Dansehallerne, Copenhagen

Open Source code:


Appearances:

2011 03  Premiere at Dansehallerne, Copenhagen

Open Source code:


Timeline:


Malpais 2011