Legs On The Wall
This project is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and provides and opportunity for artists working with media technologies to undertake a month long residency with the company to explore an aspect of digital media in theatre/performance contexts.
The group proposes that for Open Source we build on the work and momentum of Macrophonics in 2011 by establishing a group collaboration framework to explore the use of sensing technologies and instruments in a theatrical context. Each artist brings a different skill set and, in combination, they represent an extremely broad capability across sound and visual media technologies and physical computing. Much of our work to date has focused on sensing in an ‘instrumental music’ fashion, drawing upon music models for performer/technological interaction. In this project we would examine the ways in which we could work with live theatre performers as agents within a multi-performer sensing project. Video tracking, position, distance and touch sensors would be used to create a responsive space for performance. The performance space would output data as a result of the performer’s movement and this data would be drawn upon by the Macrophonics team to create a responsive sound and media scape. The objective would be to augment the expressive range of the theatre performer by situating them in a responsive environment. Specifically to explore and define new direct relationships between the theatre performers, musicians and media artists who traditionally work with a network of indirect or interpretive relationships with one another.
Read more about this project here.