LANGUAGE AND GESTURE
Performance research
2014-2017

 

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The Arc of an Idea is a series of experiments in marrying isolated physical gestures with different components of P5.js

Time Step is an experiment in translating binary code into tap dance.

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Reading Passages is an experiment in translating the text of a book, randomly chosen from the stacks in the Civic Center branch of the San Francisco library. Performed by Nadia Oka

Language and Gesture is an ongoing series of research works on the semiotics of movement. Building on ideas of Labanotation, American Sign Language, and forms of yoga, exercise and dance, this work investigates the full body as communication technology, and the potentials therein.

PROJECT CREDITS

Kinect to Gesture Software: Gene Kogan
BodyLang Stack language: Ramsey Nasser
Choreographic support: Morgan Hille-Refakis & Caitlin Sikora
Arduino support: David Sheinkopf
P5 support: Caitlin Sikora

Additional contributions by: Hillary Merman, Lee Sargent, Ashley Middleton, Dara Blumnthal, Alex Todaro, James George, Brandon Scott, Matt Romein, Adam Chapman, Thomas Goldberg, Kenneth Kirchner, Clarinda Mac Low, Brian Foo, Carlo Antonio Villeneuva


 

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Time Step

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Void

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