Figural Bodies

"Figural Bodies," created with Candoco Dance, is active research towards deconstructing mocap data from its enforced normative algorithms, celebrating subversion and difference in the immersive representation of bodies. Disabled dancers in Austin and London, connected through Goldsmiths Mocap Streamer, seek to find each other and share embodied communication through virtual interaction. The dancers communicate through a co-created movement vocabulary, using motion data, machine learning, and customised avatar forms, pushing the boundaries of how bodies can be represented and interact in the Metaverse. Audiences can watch in VR as well as on screens, in live and pre-captured performance modes

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Credits

Directors:

Clarice Hilton, Neal Coghlan

Executive Producer:

Daniel Strutt

Producer:

Susanna Dye, Kat Hawkins

Sound Designer:

Ashley Noel-Hirst

Additional Credits:

Mocap Technician: Clemence Debaig, Choreographer: Kat Hawkins, Choreographer: Susanna Dye

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Daniel Strutt
Goldsmiths, University of London
daniel.strutt@gold.ac.uk
+447976924974

Publicity Contact:

Daniel Strutt
daniel.strutt@gold.ac.uk
+44 (0)7976924974

Details

Primary Entry:
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Badge
Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Experimental, Hybrid, Interactive

Screening Section:

XR Experience Spotlight

Screening Category:

XR Experience

Language:

English

Runtime:

15 mins