Here’s a sneak preview of something I have been working on for the last few weeks.
This is a picture of one of the ‘arm straps’ which will hold wii-motes as part of a costume for a performance called Exercise Magic!! by Yann Seznec. The wii-motes will be used as an efficient and cheap way of harvesting data from the performer so that they can control sound and visuals with their movements.
Exercise Magic!! is a performance based on “Real Results With Coronation Street’s Beverley Callard”, an aerobics video from the mid nineties. Yann will wear the custom made outfit and exercise along with Beverley and friends…but who is controlling whom? Yann’s movements will disintegrate, remix, and re-invent the video in real time, all whilst he’s getting fit and enjoying it too!
You can see the finished work (and outfit of course!) at Cryptic Nights: SuckerBallz! at the CCA in Glasgow on 5 March at 8pm. I’ll be adding more pictures and information as the outfit takes shape and hopefully some photos and video of the finished piece.