Zwischenkörper

Zwischenkörper (German, literally "between bodies") is a hybrid media installation and dance performance. The dancer interacts with three amorphous soft sculptures, which contain touch and flex sensors controlled by an arduino lillypad board. Each pillow is connected via wifi to a 3D visualization driven by Touch Designer. In the visualization, three meshes, colored to match the LEDs embedded in the three soft sculptures burst to life and dance around the screen, reacting to the touch of the performer. The pillows become hybrid, cybernetic entities, crossing the digital divide, existing in both physical and virtual space.

Produced in collaboration with Andrea Alvarez Escobar, Catherine Hervey, Kevan Loney and Jonathan Williamson.