For the 2022 Critical Path Research Residency, independent choreographer and dancer Cloé Fournier together with physical theatre director David Clarkson, and digital artist Matthew Hugues will combine forces to explore the complex relationship between digital technology and artistic performance (dance).
During the residency, artists will look at the collision between the digital and the human body. Mixed reality allows to blend the physical and digital worlds, therefore they will work at the intersection of these two forms of understanding, researching, and developing methodologies to find a synergy of physical environments (choreographed movement) and virtual environments (Augmented Reality through 3D glasses) to develop absolute immersive experiences for the performers to develop interactive material during future international digital collaborations.
We are very excited to finally move into the real, hyper real, fantastical and the ordinary. Imogen Cranna, inter-disciplinary artist, will also be joining us for this digital and choreographic exploration.
Due to the nature of the project it is hard to foresee exactly what will happen once we are in. But I can tell you that there will be coding, ghosts, augmented reality, glitches, real humans, moves and 3D glasses involved. How can it all work together in a choreographic context? Hmmm…
We are about to find out through trial and error and… patience.”
Image credits: courtesy of Cloe Fournier.
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.