Structured Light takes as a starting point Bruce Nauman's Walking in a Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square to explore the movement of a performer through a studio space recorded by means of a video camera and a depth sensor (kinect). Making use of the open source editing software RGDB Toolkit, the depth field data breaks in effect the fixed point of view of the video camera inasmuch it allows for the interpolation of any point of view, not only the actual camera standpoint.
Structured Light deals with the tension between a physical body and its computable pattern as an entangled interface in which human and machine build a space of negotiation. The division between the human and the digital realm is taken into account not as blended or amalgamated composite, but a distributed system, thus negotiating an increasingly complex boundary in terms that are productive for either side.
Presented at the Corporeal Computing Conference, Surrey University, Sept 2013.
Director: Sebastian Melo
Sound Design: La Tina Sonido - Andrés Silva
Choreography: Nicolas Salazar-Sutil
Performance: Joop Oonk