SOUND COMPOSITION: kling klang klong
Live performance and dance are art forms that allow sound to be visualized through the human body. The Kinaesthetics exhibition imagined analog movement makers within a variety of digital environments, demonstrating the immersive power of sound to activate our inherent energy.
The exhibition's centerpiece was Collide (2016), a new commission by Berlin-based design studio onformative, that presented the evolving relationship between dance and technology. onformative generated its "choreography" through a careful analysis of recorded dance archives. Selected arms, legs and twirls were transformed into experimental gestures and rendered motion data. The resulting "digital dancers" were then placed within an abstract environment of colors and shapes. Their surreal performance reflected an experience of a dancer letting go and getting lost in music and movement.
Kinaesthetics also featured several monitors with behind-the-scenes footage on the making of Collide.
Images courtesy of Imprint Projects and onformative.