(from process notes and public talk transcript)
The total interdependency between the different aspects of Memory Release meant that at every stage one area guided and influenced the other’s parameters. This created a constant multiway dialogue between – content, body, video, motion capture and programming. The hybrid nature of this way of working demands a constant openness to flow and change. It also demands a solid methodology for the integration of the human aspects of the piece (such as the moving body, or the making of video clips) with the machine aspects (computer givens and our expectations of technology to deliver a particular tool within a particular period of time).
The protoype work developed over the 5 months demonstrates the key elements (content, body, video, motion caputre and programming) in dialogue with each other and working together.
For the prototype presentation, I am wearing 22 infrared sensors distributed throughout my body which are, as mentioned earlier, picked up by surrounding receivers in the space of a cube. The sensors we are using for the actual test are those lining the spine. Therefore the trigger of the video is based on the curvature of the back as it goes above and below horizontal.
To view the test go to Memory Release front page and play video.