Asphyxia is a project by Maria Takeuchi and Frederico Phillips that combines dance with motion capture technology, using two normal Xbox One Kinect sensors to capture the movements of dancer Shiho Tanaka. The data was then rendered inside a near photo-realistic environment. Here’s what the duo have to say: “The project is an effort to explore new ways to use and/or combine technologies and different fields in an experiment without many of the common commercial limitations. The performance is centered in an eloquent choreography that stresses the desire to be expressive without bounds.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
They add: “Motion data was captured using inexpensive sensors and that data paved the way through an extensive number of steps. Once all the scanned point cloud data was combined, that was then used as the base for the creative development on the piece. A series of iterative studies on styles followed and several techniques and dynamic simulations were then applied using a number 3D tools for various results.”