Unnamed Soundsculpture

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January 2013
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The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. A dancer represents a musical piece (Kreukeltape by Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. Being recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the images is later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud), it is possible to use the collected data throughout the further process. The three-dimensional image then allows a completely open handling of the digital camera, without limitations of perspective.

The camera also reacts to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer, as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.