Ultra Low Res Studio
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Body Drift

Latent (e)Scapes

Interactive landscape

 

sound, projection, performance

Commissioned by the biannual wats:ON Festival, BODY DRIFT is an immersive audiovisual performance that uses video-driven animation and multi-channel sound to examine the subtle shifts that take place in the development and degradation of sensory perception. The piece is a collaboration between software developer and experimental musician Chris Carlson and ULR's Jakob Marsico.

 
 
 Performers on stage in front of computational abstractions of live video feeds.

Performers on stage in front of computational abstractions of live video feeds.

 

The work references our 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.

 
 Detail of video camera rig. Each performer was accompanied by three unique live video cameras.

Detail of video camera rig. Each performer was accompanied by three unique live video cameras.

 

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

 
 Live rendered images move and shift based on both the live camera feed and the musical score, composed by Chris Carlson.

Live rendered images move and shift based on both the live camera feed and the musical score, composed by Chris Carlson.

 
 
 An introspective, color-shifting segment of the performance.

An introspective, color-shifting segment of the performance.