As I row over the plain
Of the sea and gaze
Into the distance, the waves
Merge with the bright sky.
--Fijiwara No Tadamichi
On Sun, 20 Apr 1997, Scott deLahunta wrote:
> Hi Amanda --
> At 11:28 AM 4/20/97 +0200, you wrote:
> >I have been asked to speak on a panel at a forum kicking off with the
> >following question
> > - is it necessary for the body to be physically present in a performance?
> >My question is (from curiosity and some food for thought): what would be
> >your opening line if u were confronted with this question? The forum is for
> >dance and theatre bods of mixed interests.
> Funny, I think the post I just sent commenting on Andrea's website is
> somewhat related to this -- little synchronicity going on there. In my
> opinion, I think the illusion of the body is more interesting than the body
> itself. So, what is necessary to create in the mind of the viewer the
> feeling or belief that they are looking at a body. What are the borders of
> acceptability in creating this illusion? One runs to avoid being pounced
> upon by virtual wrestlers who have to have a miniumum of pixels (this may be
> wrong technical term, but you know what I mean) in order to maximize speed.
> In this case, it's the movement which needs to be believable, not the body.
> Looking ahead, what will be the response to the question of the body in 2005
> when we see for the first time a holographically projected actor/ dancer?
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