Pier Giorgio De Pinto & Katja Vaghi
Collaboration between the performer and digital interaction artist Pier Giorgio De Pinto and the choreographer and dancer Katja Vaghi
i2a International Institute for Architecture.
Limonaia, Villa Saroli, Viale Stefano Franscini 9, 6900 Lugano
On Friday 5th May 2017
On Saturday 6th May 2017
On going with dancer’s intervention every 2 hours for 30 min. Four slots starting at: 11.30, 13.30, 15:30, 17.30
Creatures #5 is part of the Fête de la Danse / Tanzfest / Festa Danzante
Festa Danzante Ticino
CREATURES #5 is an interactive installation by Pier Giorgio De Pinto supplemented with the presence of the dancer Katja Vaghi. She observed, reproduced and elaborated the movement generated by the audience in front of the digital installation.
Beside the five traditional senses, important to our everyday activities are balance and the kinesthetic sense or proprioception. These last two are central to dance. Dance thus work predominantly with our six and seven sense! The installation wants to make the audience aware of their and other people’s movement and convey the message that any movement produced by any one can potentially generate dance material.
A camera via software will use webcam effects decoding people in front of a screen. The installation modifies the result of the effects thanks to movement and strength of natural light caught by the camera. Similarly, at set interval, the dancer will observe, reproduce and elaborate the movements produced by the audience in front of the installation.
The intent is to make the audience conscious of their own movements and that of others. When interacting with the installation they will mostly be aware of their intentions but not of the aesthetic potential they are generating. Thus, the audience will have the choice of continuing interacting with the installation and/or with the dancer.
Many thanks to Tiziana Conte, Ludovica Molo, Luca Crosta, i2a International Institute for Architecture i2a and the staff of Festa Danzante.
You can see a video here: