Apparition

Interactive Contemporary Media Dance Performance

An interactive dance and media performance conceived and directed by Klaus Obermaier, in collaboration with the Ars Electronica Futurelab, featuring Robert Tannion and Desireé Kongerød.

= What choreography emerges when software is your partner?
= When virtual and actual image space share the same physics?
= Where everything that moves on the stage is both interactive and independent?
= Any form, dancing or still, can be transformed into a kinetic projection surface?

With these questions as the starting point APPARITION takes interactive performance to another level through the creation of a unique stage work integrating live performance, sound, projection and an interactive system comprising real-time image generation and computer vision.

Project description

Conceived and directed by Vienna-based cross-media artist Klaus Obermaier in collaboration with the Ars Electronica Futurelab, APPARITION is a unique dance and media work that fully confronts the aesthetic potential and consequences of integrating interactive technologies with live performance on the stage. Working closely with Obermaier is an international team including London-based dance artists Robert Tannion and Desireé Kongerød and interaction designers and programmers Christopher Lindinger and Peter Brandl (from the Ars Electronica Futurelab). Development of the system for motion tracking and analysis was provided by Hirokazu Kato from Japan.