Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Pixel Perfect

A fascinating discussion with theatre/digital media innovator Robert Gardiner and his stage design class at UBC yesterday reminded me that I've been meaning to post this:

Once again, the dance world is at the cutting edge of interactive projections in live performance. (Shades of Seventh Sense by Anarchy Dance Theatre & Ultra Combos!)
"Pixel is a dance show for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environment. A work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus. A show at the crossroads of arts and at the crossroads of Adrien M / Claire B’s and Mourad Merzouki’s universes."

Artistic Direction and Choreography: Mourad Merzouki
Composed by Mourad Merzouki & Adrien M / Claire B
Digital Design: Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne
Music: Armand Amar
Produced by CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig

Pixel - extraits from Adrien M / Claire B

Some technical background from an interview by Vezér:
"eMotion is an app created by Adrien M / Claire B for creating interactions between graphical objects and real world information. Each scene is a Composition... trigged via OSC from eMotion or from QLab. This allow us to be perfectly in sync with sound. We mainly vary physical parameters (camera positions, frictions, gravity, viscosity, etc.), and trigger some cues in eMotion with the OSC Flag feature in Vezér."
Watch the full-length show on Arte Concert:

And watch them perform some mini-magic using the Leap Motion:

eMotion with the Leap Motion - Pepper's Ghost technique from Adrien M / Claire B