Frieder Weiss is an engineer in the arts working with realtime computing and interactive computer systems for performance art. He is the author of EyeCon and Kalypso, video motion sensing programs especially designed for the use with dance, music and computer art.
With his background in computer science and automation technology, he started developing interactive systems in 1993. For many years he was codirector of Palindrome Performance group, developing media performances which toured worldwide and have received numerous awards. While his early works were focusing on movement-to-sound relations using bioelectrical sensor devices as well as video motion sensing, he continued with a focus on connecting interactive visuals with the body itself. He developed the video technologies and interactive stage projections for Chunky Move’s recent intermedia works ‘Glow’ and ‘Mortal engine’. For his contribution on ‘Glow’ he was rewarded with a ‘Green room award’ for ‘Design in Dance’. Both Pieces have been touring for many years now, including venues like BAM, New York, The Edinburgh Festival, The Sydney Opera house.
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