Re: Research on dance & tech

Jos Neutgens (
Fri, 08 May 1998 00:41:06 +0200

> Hi everybody,
> Here the information asked by Jo and Joukje about The Ultimate Human Body:
> CD-ROM - N/A - Color -1996
> 2.0 [Mac]
> Survey of human anatomy, includes interactive 3D, 2D and skeletal body
> images, 170 Animations, text, illuatrations, video sequences (Quick Time),
> and a Body Quiz Challenge game.
> Systems Required:
> Mac 68040/25 MHz processor, 8MB RAM, 12MB available hard disk space,
> system 7.0 or higher
> You can find it at Version Megastore
> The quick time videos are of high resolution.
> For my performance project 'Imagine You Later' I edited a digital video in
> Media 100, using many of the footage from this CD-Rom. Actually I produced
> 5 short videos, the first only using the CD-Rom, the second surgery,
> autophsia and doctor/patient relationship, the third cyborg video games,
> the fourth sci-fi movies on cyborgs, and the fifth only three quick time
> videos from the CD-Rom again, the skul, the brain and the heart.
> These videos developed influenced by and influencing the movement
> situation being explored, starting from body interiority, the expression
> of body functions themselves, going on to questioning and commenting on
> the positive versus negative impact of the new advances on medicine, and
> in particular the objectification of the body. Here one of the performers
> simply manipulated the other. Further there is a symbolic fight between
> the performer/human and the animated figure/cyborg. At last projecting
> moving images of the organs into our bodies moving the intent was to bring
> our body into technology instead of the technologies into our body.
> An important element for this piece, as I think I mention before, is the
> use of moving screens attached to the body of the performer through a
> spatial structure, which enables them to move laterally and vertically
> depending on the performers movements.
> As it's clear the interactivity going on is only mechanical.
> I hope I have been clear enough although the best would be to see the
> work, which is still in a work in progress and will be developed in the
> Fall.
Hi Isabel,

Thank you very much for your information about the Visible Human
it is most usefull! Furthermore, your project sounds very interesting to
It would be interesting, to see your finished work. Do you already know,
it will be shown?


Jos Neutgens