Posts Tagged: federica dauri

Epi::Akten light (motion tracking studies)

By Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN, Anthoni Rijekoff and Federica Dauri

We used a combination of technologies to create a flexible and transportable low-impact energy motion tracking system. Through the ASUS Xtion PRO LIVE interface we can determine the skeleton joint position in a 2d space. We used network communication to transfer the bodily information to a second computer for sound design, which used pre-recorded sound of Montealbano village in a concatenative synthesis fashion. This added the sense of location-specific to the raw technology.

All elements run on solar energy and have an autonomy of several hours with a completely charged car battery. The dancer was inspired by the metaphors of body giving/body receiving in her actions and could construct cialis sample pack autonomously several improvisations which were always very creative and different. The aesthetic imposed by the developed technology revolves around the concept of synchronicity of machine-human // action-reaction. Mostly the dancer decides when to trigger sound events but sometimes the unexpected sound trigger the creativity of the dancer which adds a random creative element in the aesthetic discourse.

We feel all these experimentations have big potential and will be further explored in the context of a future performance.

Thanks to STEIM/Marije Baalman for the SenseStage microcontroller boards and Insolaria/Daniele Pisasale for the solar energy system.

You can find other videos of Federica and Alberto’s improvisations in the darke version here.

Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN, scientist, sound designer,composer, audio-visual artists.

www.jestern.com
jestern77@yahoo.it

Epi::Akten dark (motion tracking studies)

By Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN and Federica Dauri

We used a combination of technologies to create a flexible and transportable low-impact energy motion-tracking system. Through the SenseStage microcontroller boards developed by Marije Baalman at STEIM we can determine the acceleration of joint positions wirelessly. It took couple of days to understand of the accelerometer works and what kind of data is transmitted. How to stabilize/lowpass the data and eliminate jitter. At the end we use modulo of the acceleration in 3directions, so it doesn’t count the direction of the acceleration just its intensity. We finally chose to put one on each arm plus one on the back of the dancer. This choice leaves the legs free to express which seems a good compromise to have a creative output and not just a demo of a system.

The advantage of the SenseStage sensors compared to Kinect and other similar devices is the absence of a camera, thus allowing the possibility of 3d tracking (especially when joints get covered by other body parts). Another advantage is the extended space,we tried with a 30m room with perfect detection side effects of ambien 10 mg and very-low latency. Disadvantage is the estimation of the skeleton relative positions, but we think it’s possible.

Another advantage is the lightness of computation allowing one computer to do all kinds of processing. Which means also less energy impact when used with a solar energy, longer performance durations, transportability etc.

The dancer was inspired by the metaphors of body giving/body receiving in her actions and could construct autonomously several improvisations which were always very creative and different. The aesthetic imposed by the developed technology plays a lot with synchronicity of machine-human action-reaction. Mostly the dancer decides when to trigger sound events but sometimes the unexpected sound trigger the creativity of the dancer which adds a random creative element in the discourse.

We feel the experimentation have big potential and will be further explored in the context of a future performance.

Thanks to STEIM/Marije Baalman for the SenseStage microcontroller boards and Insolaria/Daniele Pisasale for the solar energy system.

You can find other videos of Federica and Alberto’s improvisations in the light version (with Anthoni Rijekoff) here.

Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN, scientist, sound designer,composer, audio-visual artists.

www.jestern.com
jestern77@yahoo.it

In corpore / Trasformatorio

Guido Gaudioso con la performer Federica Dauri

Guido Gaudioso con la performer Federica Dauri

 

In corpore” si propone come una riflessione su un tema quanto mai attuale: il corpo umano, come esso viene oggi fruito e percepito.Oggi il corpo stesso è rappresentazione, ovvero immaginario, individuale o collettivo che sia. È il tempo della manipolazione fisica, corporale.

La chirurgia plastica è alla portata di chiunque, e non desta più scandalo vedere corpi ricostruiti, dalle proporzioni innaturali ma rispondenti a modelli che i mezzi di comunicazione presentano come un ideale di bellezza, che è lecito, se non doveroso, perseguire.

Il corpo umano è diventato anch’esso “prodotto“, reificato dalle e per le esigenze della “Società dello Spettacolo“.

Allo stesso tempo esso non rappresenta più un limite concreto, fisico appunto, all’individualità ed al suo agire. Internet ha demolito questi confini.

Si parla di “realtà virtuale“, di corpi che non hanno tangibilità, composti da informazioni elettroniche, ma non per questo meno “veri“.

Il progetto “In corpore” indaga alcuni degli aspetti sopra accennati, rivolgendo l’attenzione ad argomenti che fanno comunque, da sempre, parte della mia ricerca.

In corpore” trae spunto dagli aspetti che ho menzionato, nel tentativo di proporre una diversa considerazione del corpo, o quanto meno una più attenta valutazione delle ragioni e delle conseguenze di questo atteggiamento.

Naturalmente nelle immagini in questione confluiscono altri elementi, influenze che riguardano argomenti che fanno comunque, da sempre, parte della mia ricerca: il concetto di Identità, la tradizione alchemica e la bellezza plastica delle forme umane.

Le questioni di base, secondo me, sono sempre le stesse: “Chi sono io?”, “Cos’è il mio corpo?”, “Dove comincio e dove finisco come individuo? Il mio corpo è un oggetto di cui dispongo o determina ciò che sono?”.

Le opere per Trasformatorio sono state realizzate grazie alla preziosa collaborazione con la performer Federica Dauri.

 

In corpore” is a reflection yellow valium on a topic very interesting to me: the human body, how it is perceived and received today.Today the body itself is mere rapresentation, a questionable reality. We are in the era of genetic engineering, cloning, coding genome. It is a time of physical, corporal manipulation.

Plastic surgery is affordable for anyone who wants to submit it, and it doesn’t make scandal anymore to see bodies rebuilt, with unnatural but satisfying proportions models that the media presented as an ideal of beauty to pursue.

The human body too has become “product” for the requirements of the “Society of the Spectacle.”

At the same time, it is no longer a limiting physical, to the individuality and his act. Internet has broken down these boundaries.

The project “In corpore” explores some of the issues mentioned above, paying attention to topics that has always been part of my research.

In corpore” draws inspiration from the aspects I have mentioned, in an attempt to propose a different view of the body, or at least a more careful evaluation of the reasons and consequences of this attitude.

Of course in the images in question are included other elements, influences that address matters that have always been part of my research: the concept of identity, the alchemical tradition and the plastic beauty of the human form.

The basic questions, to me, are always the same: “Who am I?”, “What is my body?”, “Where do I begin and where I end up as an individual? My body is an object that I have and determines what is it? “.

Info about works of the project “In Corpore/Trasformatorio”:

  1. Size: mt.1,00 x 1,00
  2. Limited edition 10/10
  3. Analog photography and mixed media.

 

With the very important collaboration of the performer Federica Dauri.

 

opera by Guido Gaudioso, performer Federica Dauri

opera by Guido Gaudioso, performer Federica Dauri