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Margie Medlin :: Miss World [2002]

Featuring a duet between a live dancer and a virtual dancer this project explores the complex relationship between the real and the virtual. The choreography investigates the interplay between the camera and the dance using the combined capacity of dance and film to convey the qualities and feeling of the movement to the viewer. The technical process involved data for the motion control camera being generated by the dancer's movement. It was recorded in real time using a Polhemus motion capture system. A virtual camera was then placed on the virtual dancer and it is from this 3D camera path that the movement of the dancer was converted to run a motion control camera.
- Margie Medlin

Type of Work
Video and computer graphics installation

· Concept and realization: Margie Medlin
· Sound design: Stevie Wishart
· Choreography, dance: Rebecca Hilton
· Director of photography: Benjamin Speth
· Editor: Martin Fox
· Motion control camera-operator: Scott Inglis, Gerald Thomson
· Motion capture and figure animation: Holger Deuter, Martin Winkler, · Special thanks to DNA Digital Nature Arts, Speyer, Micronite Film Productions, Asia-Pacific-Video lab, Kuala Lumpur
· The project was realized in the scope of a residency at the ZKM | Institute for Visual Media
· supported by the New Media Arts Fund of the Australia Council for the Arts
· initiated through the Victorian Commissions funded by the Victorian Community Support Fund of the Victorian Government.

Dimensions/ Duration
10:05 min., loop, color/ sound
3 concrete projection screens, 2.4x1.8m each
installation space approx. 7x3 m

· Institute for Visual Media

Presentations [selected]
»FUTURE CINEMA. The Cinematic Imaginary After Film«, ZKM | Karlsruhe [D] - 16.11.2002 - 30.03.2003


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