Waking Narcissus – Dance | Motion Capture

Waking Narcissus is a performance that is part contemporary dance and part real-time film-making and animation. The dancer is a cybernetic organism that mediates real physical impulses and movements into images. The work poses questions of the current and impending role that technology plays in increasing our involvement in the exercise of seeing ourselves.

The suit that is worn by the performer is created from reconfigured wii-remotes and a diy heads-up video display.  Movement from the dancers hands, leg and torso are quantified and used to control and shape the geometry of the OpenGL video and models in real-time using MAX/MSP-Jitter.