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.
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.