Connected Layers: Evaluating Visualizations of Embodiment in Contemporary Dance Performances

Nuno N. Correia, Raul Masu, An Hoang DIeu Pham, Jochen Feitsch

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Abstract

There has been a growing interest in interactive visuals in contemporary dance performances. These visuals often rely on embodied interaction techniques, such as motion capture or biosignal sensors. However, there is a lack of research into how audience members experience these interactive visuals, and how to enhance that experience. We conducted an audience study, involving four different dance performances. Each of the performances explored a different approach for interaction involving visuals. We collected data from audience members, regarding their experience of the performances, using questionnaires and interviews. The analysis of this data allows us to identify implications for design: balancing trade-offs within a mapping clarity spectrum; connecting layers; visuals as co-creative mediator; defined territory and individuality of visuals; exploration of perspective shift and abstract fragmentation. We argue that these considerations are relevant for designers of systems visualizing embodied interaction, not just for dance, but also for other related applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2021 - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450382137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2021
Event15th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2021 - Virtual, Online, Austria
Duration: 14 Feb 202119 Feb 2021

Publication series

NameTEI 2021 - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2021
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVirtual, Online
Period14/02/2119/02/21

Keywords

  • Audience Study
  • Biosignal Sensors
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Interactive Visuals
  • Motion Capture
  • Performance Arts

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