Vox Lumen – motion simulation in dance
As part of Melbourne’s White Night 2015, Vox Lumen: People into Light transformed Federation Square into an interactive world. It involved stunning abstract digital projections, dancer-driven live motion capture, and interactive content that tracked the movement of crowds across Melbourne's biggest night of arts and culture. The event was a combination of live performance and audience interactivity.
The fusion of live performance and technology featured dancer/choreographer Steph Hutchison, who wore IISRI's high-tech Xsens motion capture suit.
This marker-less, full-body suit allows researchers to go mobile, taking a technology that is usually limited to a commercial lab setting into the heart of the city. The inertial-based suit measures the movement of the dancer using an internal gyroscope, so that every movement directly affects the content on the screen.