Playing with scale and perspective, CLOUD BODIES is an immersive performance that explores the body as landscape and investigates its relationship with virtual spaces. As bodies and landscapes waltz, the topography of bodies morphs with the topography of the natural world.
CLOUD BODIES was supported by the Society for Arts and Technology’s (SAT) Work Creation Program.
Cloud Bodies, Lucy Fandel, Society of Arts and Technology
Allison Moore’s CLOUD BODIES is a generative immersive experience in the Satosphere combining dance and technology. Using live volumetric capture, dancer Lucy Fandel’s choreography is tracked by sensors during the performance. The geometric metadata collected is processed and reconstructed in the virtual environment projected on the dome where Fandel’s body and movements merge with digital landscapes. The elements are imaged in point clouds, a system of data representation organized in three-dimensional spaces.
Lucy Fandel, choregrapher and performer for the piece Cloud Bodies presented at SAT, Montreal
Cloud Bodies, a performance created at Society of Arts and Technology, Montreal, by Allison Moore
creator, programming and visuals
Based in Montreal, Allison Moore is a new media artist working in expanded cinema. Her work has been presented at Tokyo Arts and Space (Japan), OBORO (Montreal), Traverse Video (France), Museu de Arte de Belem (Brazil), Festival of Nouveau Cinéma (Montréal), FIFA Experimental (Montréal), MAPP Festival, MUTEK Montreal and ISEA 2020. Her recent projects are inspired by themes of narrative storytelling in digital arts, video-mapping landscapes and architecture, VR, site-specific public art, and performance. Moore’s works reinterpret and rebuild the world as a metaphoric landscape in which sensitive beings are in synergy with their allegorical macrocosm. Moore works as a freelance editor, compositor, animator, and workshop facilitator in New Media practices.
Photo credits: Nancy Angermeyer
Allison Moore, photographed by Nancy Angermeyer
Arthur Desmarteaux, multidisciplinary artist, photographed by Allison Moore
sound design, live elctronic music
Étienne Rochon aka Arthur Desmarteaux is an interdisciplinary artist from Montreal who graduated from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) BFA in visual and new media arts in 2004. He later completed a MFA degree in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2017. Throughout the last seventeen years, he exhibited his artworks in several galleries across Canada and internationally. He was recently invited to do a residency at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea in Goyang where he created a large photomontage inspired by the landscapes of Seoul. He also previously created multidisciplinary pieces in Australia, Mexico, France and Ireland during artistic residencies and exhibitions. He represented Canada as a visual artist at the 7th Games of la Francophonie held in Nice. Arthur had developed several multi-channel soundtracks composed for installations presented in art galleries, outdoor video projection mapping events or shadow puppet performances. He is composing electronic music using an array of softwares, plugins and controllers. He is co-directing Egotrip Productions company with Allison Moore since 2006 and developed several shadow plays involving video projections as light sources.
choreography and dance performance
Lucy Fandel is a dance artist and cultural mediator based in Tiohtià:ke / Montreal. She grew up in Concord, MA (USA) and Beaulieu sur Mer (France) before studying dance and sociology at Concordia University. She loves places where there are kind people, and moving waters and winds. Through choreography, performance, teaching and writing she explores how to connect to the poetry of movement in ourselves and our surroundings. Lucy has the joy of collaborating and performing with artists including Allison Moore, Sarah Wendt and Pascal Dufaux, Nickle Peace-Williams and the collectives Daughter Product and As They Strike, among others. She is presently developing an installation-performance entitled the windy days.
Photo credits: Nanne Springer
Lucy's website
Lucy Fandel, choregrapher and dancer for Cloud Bodies live show, Montreal
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All photos by Subtle Therapy
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