Apart in Sync

2021

A design project by Evanne Kok

Music for performance by Huijun Lu

Excerpt of project write-up:

Apart In Sync is a tool for dancers to achieve movement awareness of another body, despite physical distance. It aims to overcome difficulties of improvised collaboration faced by dancers beyond physical boundaries. Born out of a digital format, borrowing Heider Simmel movement theory and motion-capture technology, it aims to enable a new sense of connection between dancers in rehearsal. The design is a system consisting of a locating device and a wearable.  

The design focuses on the spontaneous creative process of dancers and their relation to each other. It is hence important to note that it does not aim to replicate fully technicalities and movement of a full human form. 

Image and video credits to Evanne Kok.

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