Title:
Cyberprint
Artist(s):
Yacov Sharir, Bermudez, Agutter et al
Brief description of the work:
Virtual reality dance environment; wireless sensors monitor key physiological signs (respiratory and muscle activity, cardiac activity and the nervous system). Then, this data is sent via radio to a PC used to project colorful 3D renderings on a screen for the audience to watch during the performance.
Materials, dimensions, duration:
Biofeedback sensing, VR projection, programmed software
Location (venue & dates, public/ private):
The cyberprint was first shown as of part of "Body Automatic Body Resistant", a techno-media event directed by multimedia choreographer and artist Yacov Sharir. It took place at the Salt Lake City Repertoire Dance Theater as part of its 1999-2000 Millennium Season. (website)
Audience information (size, mode of participation):
Traditional theatre setup
Other information (reviews, collaborators, funders):
Cypberprint featured in Leonardo Vol 38, No 4, pp 280 - 285, 2005
Floorplan, scheme:
 
Visual/ audio-visual reference:
Key theme(s):
Observing externalised internal processes in realtime using visual and/or audial means; intense engagement with a body
Further context:
Cyberprint is similar to Flesh Protocol, however here the visual representation is the principal mode of externalising body data. The audience attention is directed towards the abstract visuals, and thus in competition with the performer.