Ultra Low Res Studio
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Body Drift

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Interactive landscape

 

custom software, projection, performance

BODY DRIFT is a collaboration between Jakob Marsico of ULR Studio and Chris Carlson and was commissioned by the biannual wats:ON festival, curated by Spike Wolff and Eddy Man Kim. 

The immersive audiovisual performance uses video-driven animation and multi-channel sound to mimic the subtle shifts that take place in the development and degradation of sensory perception. The work attempts to recreate the unnoticed drifts in perception over time by creating moments of realization and convergence through sound and pattern. The piece structurally mirrors our growth and evolution of perception with age.

 
 Scene from "Body Drift"

Scene from "Body Drift"

 

Multiple performers exist on stage sitting or standing in a custom-fabricated rig. From a distance they will appear to be still. As the performance evolves, it will become apparent that the performers are moving on a micro scale; their movements are being captured and magnified on the large projection screens.

 
 Performers sit, lie and stand on a custom rig outfitted with live cameras.

Performers sit, lie and stand on a custom rig outfitted with live cameras.

 
 View of performance from side balcony.

View of performance from side balcony.