RADICAL BODIES

VR dance installation event at YCAM, 2017

Takram was a collaborator on the installation "RADICAL BODIES: Dance Dance in VR."

In this installation, visitors experience first-hand the results of "Perception Engineering", a research and development project by YCAM (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media) and Sony CSL. The project focused on how computers can bring about changes in human perception, sensation and movement.

During the Radical Bodies installation visitors wear head-mounted displays, and trace their own abstracted bodies in a virtual environment. Through this action they start moving, and thereby become creators of a new kind of dance.

Takram helped to develop the software for the installation.

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!), Courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!), Courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

CREDIT

Concept and Direction: Shunichi Kasahara (Sony CSL), Takayuki Ito (YCAM InterLab),Richi Owaki (YCAM InterLab), Keina Konno (YCAM InterLab), Akiko Takeshita (YCAM InterLab), Tsubasa Nishi (YCAM InterLab), Asumi Kitahori (YCAM InterLab)
System, Radical Bodies for vvvv: Yuki Hirano (vitte), Minoru Ito (Takram), Shunichi Kasahara (Sony CSL), Richi Owaki (YCAM InterLab), Keina Konno (YCAM InterLab)
Technical Direction: Richi Owaki, Keina Konno, Takayuki Ito (YCAM InterLab)
Music, Sound & Lighting system: Jyunji Nakaue (YCAM InterLab)
Production Management: Clarence Ng (YCAM InterLab)
Lightning Design: Fumie Takahara (YCAM InterLab)
Special Thanks: Satoru Higa
Curation: Tsubasa Nishi (YCAM InterLab)
Coordination: Asumi Kitahori (YCAM InterLab)
Produce: Akiko Takeshita (YCAM InterLab)
Supervise: Kazunao Abe (YCAM InterLab)
Organized by Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
In association with Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi City Board of Education
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2016
Co-developed with YCAM InterLab
Produced by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)

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