Simone Truong, the choreographer wanted to dance with light and words. From the text and from her movements she asked me to dance with her, myself being a projected body of light on the scene, dancing with her in direct.
The object I use is very simple : a cardboard box, the outside is painted in black, the inside painted in white. A neon the width equal to the box is suspended inside. A little hole on the top of the box, let just the objective of the camera pass through. In the box I animate black shapes and letters, some black paper cuts, some drawings on paper or transparent film. The camera records, over-exposes it, amplifies the contrast, and adds a negative video effect before the image signal goes to the video-projector, on the scene, with Simone.
If you want to know absolutely everything, you can look at this page, it's the entire process and discussion.
Director of MakerBay (Hong Kong MakerSpace [www.Makerbay.org], Protei Principal investigator [protei.org], Scoutbots CEO [scoutbots.com],Research & Design [cesarharada.com], Former MIT project ...