CONDUIT

2020, Digital Performance, 00:15:00 

 

‘Conduit ’ is a Digital Performance incorporating motion capture with live movement. Using an Xbox Kinect sensor mounted above a lying solo performer, ‘Conduit’ captures and translates her movements onto a virtual avatar. The virtual body is projected at the foot of the live performer and appears partially submerged in an inky black liquid. As the physical body extends and writhes, the virtual body emerges from the liquid. The projection acts as a black mirror to reality, reflecting and distorting the physical performance. 

 

The work explores the co-dependency between humanity and technology, exploiting human movement to power and animate a virtual avatar. This virtual body becomes a conduit for the expelled physical energy, which is assimilated into glitchy and raw digital movements.