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Costume Choreography II 2008

Textiles, interaction, movements, light and sound: this is no regular choreography!

Diffus was invited to the Amber08 body-process art festival in Istanbul and presented an interactive dance performance at Talimhane teater for the closing session of the festival.

The costumes with embedded light patterns made out of electroluminescent material are reacting to each others proximity and variation of distance. The distance is evaluated on the fly with the help of built in ultrasound sensors. We defined four zones of proximity, each with their own set of pattern language. The dancer were able to use the flowing evolution of patterns as a visual cue for adapting their gestures and inspiring their choreography.

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Date: February 13, 2008