The choreographic interactive installation TACTIM consists of a live size digital picture of a dancer that can be animated by visitors/audience touching a screen. It seems that both visitors and video dancer influence each other’s movement, which creates an intimate dialogue between them.
“What kind of intimacy is it if I only exist when you touch me, look at me and when my body has become an object? Visitors/audience who are touching the screen, what is your role in this game? Without you, I don’t exist, so who are you? And who/what am I?”
By its interactive aspect, TACTIM explores the relationship between dance and visitors/audience. This is an experiment that allows an other kind of space and time for choreographic work. Its purpose is to recompose a choreography with the screen touch and by doing so recomposes a human identity.
CREDITS : Concept, choreography and realization : Gwendaline Bachini ; Partner : Humatic GmbH (Berlin ALL); Software artist : Nils Peters ; Music by pumpen;
Cameraman: Max Benesch; Assistant editing : Nicolas Amar.; Administration : Archipel Nouvel Vague. Special thanks to LABORGRASS (Berlin All)
PRODUCTION : LA CRI | CO-PRODUCTION : HÔTEL DES ARTS, ART CENTER OF TOULON / PARTNER / HUMATIC GMBH
FUNDS : GENERAL COUNCIL 83 FR REFERENCE EXHIBITIONS : Festival Move (Manchester UK 2008); Festival VIA (Maubeuge BE 2016); Festival EXIT (MAC of Créteil PARIS 2017)
Categorie: INSTALLATION ARTISTIQUE INTERACTIVE Software: HUMA; MAX MSP Date: 2008