Re: body mécanique: artistic exploration of digital realms

Sat, 2 May 1998 23:09:38 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Robert,
I don't know exactly where Merce Cunningham + Paul Keizer's 'Handrawn
Spaces' are going to be presented, but sometime soon they will be at Ohio
State University for some months.
I had the opportunity to atend a demonstration of this project at the
occasion of Cunningham's company performances at UCBerkeley last March.
They work with the 3D program "character studio"+ motion capture.
The potential seemed incredible, but in my opinion, with Cunningham's
technique it gets too dry, looking at some virtual drawn dancers (almost
balletic bodies) moving mostly abstractly in a void virtual space.
Anyway maybe it will go differently, since this was just simple
experiments and demonstration of the possibilities. I heard that Bill T.
Jones and W. Forsythe are also experimenting this program.


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