Computer Animation Film VFX

unnamed soundsculpture

Price: Anerkennung - Honorary Mentions

Daniel Franke (DE) / ChopChop, Cedric Kiefer (DE)


Cyberarts 2012 - International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica 2012

The basic idea of the project unnamed soundsculpture is built upon the consideration of creating a moving sound sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For our work we asked a Laura Keil, a Berlin-based dancer to interpret a musical piece—Kreukeltape by Machinefabriek—as closely as possible with the movement of her own 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), which made it possible to use the collected data throughout the rest of the process. The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the digital camera, without limitations on 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 constantly 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.

Dancer: Laura Keil und Music: Machinefabriek "Kreukeltape" /