Choreographer Tina Tarpgaard, Recoil Performance and programmer Ole Kristensen invited me to help them create Body Navigation. The performance was originally part of a larger installation and modern dance performance in Copenhagen, by Tim Rushton, Danish Dance Theatre called Labyrinth. We had one room out of five rooms to make body navigation in.
Body navigation is a reactive floor-projection where dancers can dance on together with a digital reproduction of themselves. It consist of a camera tracking the dancers on the floor, and a projector that creates a image on the floor around and on the dancers. With this system we where able to create connections and visual images about human relations and emotions that where not otherwise possible.
Ole and I developed a application built in Processing based on a concept developed by Tina Tarpgaard and Ole to track the dancers and create the visuals projected down again. All controlled live by Tina with a control panel developed with Isadora under the performances.
Our part of the show has been touring around the world for several years (Holland, Firenze, Geneva, Brazil, England and more)Video: