The Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. The client for the project, Frucor (makers of V energy drink), together with their agency Colenso BBDO, kitted-out a warehouse space for this project to grow in and gathered together a group of talented people from a number of creative fields.
We created and designed the live visual spectacle with a music video being produced from the results. We wanted it to be clear that the technology was real and actually being played live. The interface plays a key role in illustrating the idea of the instrument and we designed it to highlight the audio being controlled by the dancer. Design elements like real time tracking and samples being drawn on as they are played all add to authenticity of the performance. The visuals are all created live and the music video is essentially a real document of the night.
A short movie about time and space done by Nico Neefs (photographer) with Stéphane Bourhis (dancer) and Masami Sakura (dancer). Sound by Anthony Braucourt.
3rd Prize and Cinema Prize of the Choreographic Capture festival (Munich, Germany)
"This Choreographic Capture by Stéphane Bourhis and Nicolas Neefs consists of 100
individual photos and uses the stop-motion technique. The sequential arrangement and rapid
serial presentation of numerous individual images create the impression of motion. The two
performers appear to dance wildly and to float weightlessly in the space in this successful
composition, in which reduction to the bare essentials creates a powerful effect."
A short aesthetic work of bold shapes and minimal colour characterise this gravity-defying piece and tells the story of a woman trapped in limbo, in the grey hinterland of movement.
Artistic Directors Jenni Wren (Slanjayvah Danza) and Aurora Fearnley (Little Northern Light) combine their creative talents to produce and release experimental moving image, screen dance and dance for camera works.
Transitions is directed by SD's Associate Artist Aurora Fearnley in collaboration with Choreographer Jenni Wren
The music used in this video is original and with permission from Leeds band Vessels.