unnamed soundsculpture
June 25, 2012 2:13 AM   Subscribe

unnamed soundsculpture / stills

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. For our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud), so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process. The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the digital camera, without limitations of the 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.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (4 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
It's gorgeous, but I'd hate to be the person who has to sweep up all those bits.
posted by univac at 2:46 AM on June 25, 2012 [2 favorites]

She moves to a noise field

Daaaance to the music!

This is fuckin cool.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:38 AM on June 25, 2012

hehehe that's cute, "univac" sounds like some kind of powerful robotic vacuum cleaner and he's worried about sweeping stuff up hehehehe
posted by Mooseli at 6:16 AM on June 25, 2012

This is a wonderful piece... but is it actually a sculpture? Or a 3D dynamic visualization... that is, a data-driven animation? This doesn't diminish the work, mind you.

Check out daniel-franke.com for more cool stuff from this artist.
posted by mondo dentro at 6:58 AM on June 25, 2012

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