From choreography to information data to objects: how can we understand choreographic structures if they are not danced? This is the key question that for over four years pre-occupied the interdisciplinary research team of William Forsythe, Norah Zuniga Shaw and Maria Palazzi and led to the development of the web-based project ›Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced‹. The aim was to analyse the choreographic connections and interlocking structures of William Forsythe’s work and to present the results in such a way as to extrapolate the underlying classification of the piece in a new form. In a continuation of the project developed by Nora Zuniga Shaw exclusively for ISEA2010 RUHR, it can now be experienced for the first time as a room installation.
Installation, concept and direction: Norah Zuniga Shaw Counterpoint tool design; computer vision tracking; software engineering: Benjamin Schroeder Video editing and wikimill editing: Lillian Skove Sound design: Marc Ainger Architecture; exhibition design; 3D modeling: Stephen Turk and David Nedrow Mechanical interface design; fabrication: Joshua Penrose Producers: Julian Richter and Shawn Hove Video source director (2006): Thierry de Mey Choreography ›One Flat Thing, reproduced‹ (2000): William Forsythe Exhibition concept curators: Andreas Broeckmann, Stefan Riekeles, Petra Roggel ›Synchronous Objects, reproduced‹ is a commission of ISEA2010 RUHR and was developed in the EMMA Lab with support from the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design and Department of Dance at The Ohio State University, The Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs, and the Goethe Institute, Muni www.synchronousobjects.osu.edu FRI 20.08. 10–14 & 19–21 h SAT 21.08. 10–16 & 19–21 h SUN 22.08. 10–21 h MON 23.08.–