Recording and Annotating Movements
Coming out of the four year dance research project Motion Bank and the Choreographic Coding Lab series this workshop will introduce you to tools and methods for recording, annotating and re-using movement data and processes. We will give an introduction to both the background of the tools and contained data-sets as well as let you capture, annotate and use our own recording through VVVV.
In recent years there has been an increasing interest and need for using digital tools to capture, preserve and also open up ephemeral artforms like dance and choreography. But these are not only technical challenges because questions about the materiality of these artforms and the processes of reflection are being raised. For example: how does simply annotating recordings change the way one looks at and into them?
The two main tools that this workshop will introduce are Piecemaker and Piecemeta. These are closely related in that the former is concerned with information in time (annotations) and the later with time-based data. Both are being used at Motion Bank, the Choreographic Coding Labs and beyond.