CLOUD BODIES is a 6dof VR experience using volumetric capture of two dancers merging with the point clouds of photo-scanned landscapes I photographed around where I grew up on Vancouver Island. The virtual bodies of the dancers morph with topographical scans from the natural world. Geometric metadata gathered from real environments are processed into point clouds, which are then reconstructed into virtual environments. A similar process of volumetric capture records the movement of bodies in x-y-z space. The use of photo-scanning to generate 3D virtual spaces signals to a hyper-archive of the future. What is the body’s relationship to these virtual and physical spaces?
The work has been exhibited at MUTEK Montreal 20 and at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity during the Art, Culture, Digital Transformation Summit November 2019. https://www.banffcentre.ca/events/virtual-reality-showcase
Cloud Bodies was also featured at Tourism Montreal event at the Delegation du Quebec a Mexico in Mexico City, March 2020.
Artist Concept & Direction by Allison Moore
Dancers: Fia Grogono & Alex Jolicoeur
Programming: Dougy Herard
Marco Luna Associate Research, Interactive Documentary Filmmaking
Created at the Post Image VR Lab and TAG
Milieux Institue for Arts, Culture, Technology