Shadow awareness: Enhancing theater space through the mutual projection of images on a connective slit screen

Yoshiyuki Miwa, Shiroh Itai, Takabumi Watanabe, Hiroko Nishi

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Abstract

This study discusses media technology that enables the continuous creation of performers' physical improvisation as inspired by the refection of imagery evoked from the audience. To realize this, the authors have focused on "shadow media," which promote the continuous creation of imagery through "bodily awareness." The authors have developed a system that can project shadows of the performers in various ways, which are then transformed into various shapes and colors. The shadows are connected to the performers' feet and projected on a "passable" slit screen set up between the stage and the audience. As a result, the interactive and mutual creation of imagery by performers and audience can form an " empathetic" stage. To demonstrate its validity, the authors applied the system to a dance performance at Festival della Scienza in Genoa, Italy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH'11
Pages325-333
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH'11 - Vancouver, BC
Duration: 2011 Aug 72011 Aug 11

Other

OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH'11
CityVancouver, BC
Period11/8/711/8/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Miwa, Y., Itai, S., Watanabe, T., & Nishi, H. (2011). Shadow awareness: Enhancing theater space through the mutual projection of images on a connective slit screen. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH'11 (pp. 325-333) https://doi.org/10.1145/2019342.2019347