Sunday, December 12, 2010

Interactive Projection Systems

Recently OUTR has been discussing new sensory technologies emerging in the fields of the arts,dance and installations in the public realms. What we discovered was two of the following videos that explore the relationships between a moving body and motion graphics using an infrared camera tracking system.

The first video 'Glow' from the Australian dance company Chunky Move, is an illuminating choreographic essay by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek and interactive software creator Frieder Weiss.

"Beneath the glow of a sophisticated video tracking system, a lone organic being mutates in and out of human form into unfamiliar, sensual and grotesque creature states. Utilising the latest in interactive video technologies a digital landscape is generated in real time in response to the dancer’s movement. The body’s gestures are extended by and in turn manipulate the video world that surrounds it, rendering no two performances exactly the same"

Also fellow Australian musician Kylie Minogue has also explored this medium through her recent music video Get Outta My Way, directed by British directing team AlexandLiane and live projections again by Frieder Weiss.

Gideon Obarzanek’s Digital Moves from PopTech on Vimeo.

Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way on Vimeo.