Friday Fun: Fabricating Performance

The Unity of Dance and Architecture article tells about an ambitious and ingenious blend of mechanical construction and the art of dance, [Syuko Kato] and [Vincent Huyghe] from The Bartlett School of Architecture’s Interactive Architecture Lab have designed a robotic system that creates structures from a dancer’s movements that they have christened Fabricating Performance.

Fabricating Performance

Fabricating Performance from Interactive Architecture Lab on Vimeo.

Performance is presented as a process of fabrication. Reciprocally, fabrication is presented as a process of performance. A circularity of human body-gesture and computer machine-gesture leads to the construction of notational spatial artefacts.

Dancer body movement is tracked (recorded with camera), analysed and translated into tool paths for fabrication by a robotic armature and an industrial CNC pipe bending machine.




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