'Obstruction' by Po-Ting Lee is part performance and dance, part sculpture and wearable; it reacts with light and shadow, picked up by sensors, created through movement. 'Obstruction' is an observation by Po-Ting Lee of the living environment through the body. The work was developed with Maartje Dijkstra, and is part of a collaboration between V2_Lab and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
Video by Po-Ting Lee
Performer: Maxime Hoogendoorn
The sound of the Heels – Mind The Beep. Workshop with Yuri Suzuki
by ECAL/Cyrille Verdon, Renaud de Francesco, Marc Dubois, Aurélien Haslebacher
ECAL Media & Interaction Design + ECAL Industrial Design
Workshop led by the London based, japanese Designer, Yuri Suzuki. Projects realised by the students in Media & Interaction Design in collaboration with the Industrial Design students from ECAL. Workshop based on the concept of re-designing soundscape. In this workshop, re-consider and re-design alert sound such as alarm clock, ringing sound of mobile phone and bike bell. Improving surroundings with sound.
Other projects here: vimeo.com/62869945
Music: Crystalfilm by Little Dragon (http://little-dragon.net/)
Make Fashion is a community-based initiative seeking to explore the possibilities that can result from the convergence of art and technology. This video documents designer Laura Dempsey's motion-sensitive dress, worn by dancer Sarah Curts.
For the Make Fashion Initiative, traditional embroidery techniques were paired with LED e-textile technology to combine light, movement and performance; highlighting the unique nature of wearable art and the connection that inevitably forms between the art and its wearer. Designed with a dancer in mind, the garment has been hand embroidered to showcase the technological system used, with accelerometers placed on the shoulders, hips and ribcage. While dancing, the body’s movements are (literally) highlighted with light.
Thank you to David Elliott (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVoTqWrPCWE) and Adam Peariso (SureReel vimeo.com/58795671) for their videography skills!
Lightsmabob technology featured on back wall by Synthesia (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Synthesia/469641949764125?ref=hl)
In a world in which we are constantly bombarded with injunctions to react or to distract ourselves it gets scarcely possible in our everyday life to dwell upon the essential, the existential, the metaphysical…
Transcendenz offers to connect our everyday life to an invisible reality, the one of ideas, concepts and philosophical questionings which the world is full of but that our eyes cant' see. By bringing together the concepts of augmented/altered reality, Brain Computer Interface (BCI) and social networks, Transcendenz offers to live immersive philosophical experiences.
Through meditation, users access the world of Interconsciousness, a white and silent universe in which they can connect themselves to the metaphysical experiences. These experiences transform our perception of the world and reveal an invisible philosophy.
By making us aware of things like they are and not like they seem, the concept invites us to transcend our world.
Transcendenz also enables us to access the knowledge of history's great philosophers, who, since antiquity, try to answer the question: "Why is there something rather than nothing?"
Inspired by Laurie Anderson's 1986 concert film "Home of the Brave", "Drop The Beat" is a wearable electronic drum set that aims to elevate the artist's presence during live performance. Each drum pad is embedded with a piezo sensor and is attached to the vest with velcro. The audio was recorded with the vest and GarageBand.