Sensing Adjacency 傳感鄰接
Mocap experiment + Online Journals as Creative Practice
2022 February-2022 April, at Movement UnDefined, Hong Kong
Zelia’s experimental creation aimed to explore the relationships between dancer and their avatar. She researched motion capture (mocap) dance as the form of performance. The work shared the process where one senses the loss of information. The dancer faced a distrust of data, but s/he/it discovers new connections from multiple sensors.
A sensor, aka transducer, is a device that produces an output signal for sensing a physical phenomenon. There are many types of sensors. Most of the mocap suits use the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which collects fluctuations, rotation, pressure, and other trends to a hub. The computing system converts the data to trigger the avatar to move into virtual environment.
In the rehearsal, the dancer interpreted different avatars, observing the embodied feedback. One of the choreographic tasks was to study how the axis of the body is connected to animation, allowing the computer system to calculate the distance between the avatar’s crotch and the ground. The choreographer tried to solve the technical problem of sinking and discovering the avatar’s mode of expressions. The creators involved in this production learned new approaches to collaboration.
To be continued……
Choreographer/dancer/multimedia designer: Zelia ZZ TAN 譚之卓
Avatar designer: Guido Stuch
Sound designer: Simon Wing-Tsuen Ho 何咏川
Costume designer: Perpetua Ip 葉頌恩
Production manager: Jess Cheung 張詠宜
Cinematographer: Wilfred Wong 黃漢樑
Dramaturg: Melissa Leung 梁曉端
Adviser: Yuri NG 伍宇烈
Stage manager and technician: Bee Li 李泳蓮, Gigi Chau 周樂芝, Karmen Law 羅嘉敏
Admin: Thomas Tse 謝嘉豪, David Lok 駱俊朗
Support: CCDC 城市當代舞蹈團, HKAPA 香港演藝學院舞蹈學院, Cie Gilles Jobin
The creative documentary will release ONLINE soon.
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