The Resonance Project :: The Reception

Fri, 08 Dec 2006 18:00:00 -0500

 

Video Description:
The Reception is a cross-disciplinary performance event utilizing tele-immersion technology and dance choreography in a live theatrical environment. Using 48 cameras located at UC Berkeley and 10 cameras located at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the tele-immersion software will capture images of the performers, and in semi-real time, reconstruct and display the data in 3D creating a new form of bi-located remote presence. This information will be used to create dances and imagery, which resonate between virtual and real worlds, demonstrating new possibilities for visual, tactile, kinesthetic and proprioceptive communication. Following the performance there will be an informal symposium to address questions raised by the performance and provide a vehicle for critical response to the work.

The Resonance Project is a team of choreographers, computer engineers, and visual and sound artists who are investigating 3-D presence/co-presence and corporeal and code interactivity within live and media based performance. Unique to the project is the use of a "performance as research" model, within which scientists and artists collaborate to explore a re-visioning of cyber culture and corporeal presence.

The participants in the Resonance Project include the tele-immersion lab at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley and the tele-immersion lab within the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science Department. Other participants include The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley, the Dance Department and Intermedia Program at Mills College , and the Center for New Music and Audio Technology (CNMAT) at UC Berkeley. The Directors of the project are: Ruzena Bajcsy, UC Berkeley, Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Lisa Wymore, UC Berkeley, Renata Sheppard, UIUC Dance Department, and Katherine Mezur, Mills College. The symposium will be led by the Directors and Edmund Campion, UC Berkeley.