Simon Biggs
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  • Bodytext
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Bodytext is a performance work that involves speech, movement and the body. A dancer's movement and speech are re-mediated within an augmented environment employing real-time motion tracking, voice recognition, interpretative language systems, projection and granular audio synthesis. The acquired speech, a description of an imagined dance, is re-written through projected digital display and sound synthesis, the performer causing texts to interact and recombine with one another through their subsequent compositional arrangement. What is written is affected by the dance whilst the emerging recombinant descriptions determine what is danced. The work questions and seeks insight into the relations between kinaesthetic experience, memory, agency and language. Bodytext was developed whilst the artists were in residence at the Bundanon Trust, New South Wales, and the VIPRe Lab at the University of Western Sydney.
Source: Simon Biggs
  • aesthetics
    • performative
    • real-time
  • genres
    • performance art
  • subjects
    • Body and Psychology
      • bodies (animal components)
      • movement
      • speech
  • technology
    • displays
      • non-electronic displays
        • bodies (as non-electronic displays)
    • interfaces
      • body sensors
        • motion capture
        • speech recognition
Technology & Material
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