The Motion project is a short four week project, collaborating with Dance students and in small groups with my course mates.
Week one consisted of researching and organizing filming with dance students – Denica turned fixer and representative for our group, attending the meet and greet with the dancers and arranging filming sessions. I arranged for filming with my dancer, Klavia, who came prepared with music and a routine.
My research came from different performance areas. Primarily it consisted of dance pieces performed with projection work, as you can see in some of the examples I have included below. Another area I was interested was the motion capture element as seen in the piece ‘Barbican’s Rain Room’ that uses tracking to control water values to that turn on and off to stop the viewer from getting wet in a room immersed in a rain storm. Another key artist was the photographer Eadweard Muybridge, whose photographs of motion were the pivotal moment into the invention of cinema. There are other painters that interpret movement in their work, from Kandinsky and Marcel Duchamp to the infamous depiction of waves and landscapes by the Japanese artist Hokusai.