Interactive Audiovisual Dance Collaboration
2016 Artist Talk, ISEA2016 Conference, Hong Kong
2016 Artist Talk, xCoAx Conference, Bergamo, Italy
2016 Live Performance, Electric Spring Festival, University of Huddersfield, UK
2015 Live Performance, La Escucha Errante Festival, ZAWP, Bilbao, Spain
2015 Exhibition, Sound / Image Colloquium, University of Greenwich, London, UK
Concept and Interactive Audiovisual Art - Jung In Jung
Choreography and Performance - Katerina Foti & Natasha Pandermali
Camera - Maro Delfini, Dimitris Patrikios, Xaris Vasiliadis, Christos Massalas
Edited by Jung In Jung
Directed by Jung In Jung
Special Thanks to Dance Cultural Centre DAN.C.CE Athens
It seems like we are freed from so many tasks by computer technology but it makes us move in very limited ways in order to execute our commands successfully. Whichever kinds of controllers or sensors I used, they needed to be calibrated to adapt them to human movement. I felt we were put in a box (or I placed performers in a box) which could not be exceeded. Since there will always be a manual to use a controller, why not to focus on its readily ‘limited’ functions rather than seeking a higher and better technology?
Locus is a latin word meaning ‘room’. I have been using the hacked game controllers, Gametrak, to let dancers to interact with my audiovisual work. In a previous experiment, I asked some dancers to connect the wires of the controllers to their different parts of bodies. This condition naturally made them repeat the same movement to check how far they could move or not. This idea was discarded, because it made the dancers difficult to move freely. However, this repeated movement, which looks somewhat like physical stuttering as an error, inspired me to create an audiovisual piece which works with failure. Katerina Foti and Natasha Pantermali devised choreography for Locus under these conditions. Over time the dancers are completely entangled to limit them physically, unable to control the piece, struggling to finish their routine.
ELECTRIC SPRING 2016
Photos by Jean-Francois Laporte