Analysing Movement Workshop 2017

8-11 September 2017, Kulturhaus Kienberg, Switzerland

Jointly organized by ICST and IRCAM

The workshop was a meeting of a small group of researchers and artists collaborating on the topic of movement analysis/interpretation using technological and conceptual approaches. The overall goal was to jointly work through shared concepts and approaches, to evaluate specific technological implementations, and to formulate strategies for future developments and possible projects.

The workshop brought together two academic research groups, the IMM team of the Institue for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and the ISMM team of IRCAM (Paris, France), with selected invited researchers and artists. As both group developed similar tools for movement analysis, the workshop allowed for discussing the following works currently developed at both institutions.

The ICST team (University of the Arts – Zürich) evaluated the workflow developed with the Machine Learning Toolset and the possibilities for future directions and necessary expansions (algorithms and interfaces) to increase its flexibility and interoperability.

The IRCAM team questioned current issues in movement technology for mediated interaction. In particular, they evaluated the networked movement recognition tools developed in the Rapid-Mix project.

Bringing together the different expertise of the group, methodological questions were addressed about cognitive and technological aspects of movement analysis research and concrete steps for larger project collaborations. Further was addressed on a theoretical level the fundamental topic of the dancer’s self-perception and possible approaches to (machine-) identification of general as well as idiosyncratic movement qualities.

The format of the workshop was that of the retreat: a group of ten people spent up to four days collaborating. The activities comprised general discussions, smaller workgroup sessions, experimental/evaluation sessions and showings/discussions of findings.



Participants:

ICST: Jan Schacher, Daniel Bisig, Chikashi Miyama,

IRCAM: Frederic Bevilacqua, Hugo Scurto

Invited: Bertha Bermúdez, Scott deLahunta, Anne Dubos, Hortense Kack

With support by ICST and ZHdK and the H2020 Rapid-Mix (grant agreement No 644862), funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.



Video-Interviews

At the retreat in Kienberg each participant was interviewed with the questions: "Who are you and where are you speaking from?"
The videos collected here, where provided, are enriched with a series of principal keywords that were extracted from each conversation. Each keyword is associated a number of secondary ones, forming the beginning of a map.

The interviews were held by Anne Dubos and recorded by Jan Schacher and edited by both in May 2018.

The interviews appear in alphabetical order: Anne Dubos, Bertha Bermùdez, Chikashi Miyama, Daniel Bisig, Frédéric Bevilacqua, Scott deLahunta, Hortense Kack, Hugo Scurto, Jan Schacher.


social
art domain science interaction community

art
share transmission performance expertise together work

gesture
forms expression mapping india techniques rasa body Kendon

forms
contemporary expressive maps plays writing media

technology
gesture options world tools broken-mirror

science
new theory anthropology perspective theoretical beyond phenomenological building philosophy

expression
technology theatre phatic feelings bhava emotion different

mapping
social drawing situation models direction


Bertha Bermùdez
dance
power freedom shaman communication movements body embodiment ideas imagination creation

movement
embodiment traditions translations empowerment embodied endless potential creation

research
frame perspective necessity transmission dissemination resources knowledge experience body creation

education
transmission impersonation demonstration generational invention

design
translation creative instructions transmedia practice creative

installation
interaction scores manuals performative embodiment innovation creation

knowledge
experiential passed_through tangible neo liberal product academic embodiment creation

archive
space safeguard ownership empowerment politics authorship memory identity history embodied creation

oral
human natural media translations instructions poetics tool

Chikashi Miyama

Daniel Bisig
dance
choreography practice methods analyzing simulations

technology
creative enable possibilites engineer software

movement
biomimetic analyzing simulations

situations
open creative research methods integration workshops

awareness
needs enable focus machine

expertise
choreography software arts domains overlap adapt learning teaching

Frédéric Bevilacqua
common
direct
future
statements
connection
explicitly
closely
without
without
network
connected
ground
prospective

Scott deLahunta
practice
sharing mmovement choreographic coding

annotation
temporal linking data timeline

dance
expertise data drawing enquiry

information
data platform document time

video
data platform document time

media
platform system document computation

analysis
difference perspective enquiry computation

Hortense Kack

Hugo Scurto
art
artist artistic practice expression singular tools different

science
scientific practice modelling methodologies tools production

interaction
fundamental human technology natural between both

music
element power collective movement gravity identical cultural does

perception
observing them phenomena physics context knowledge

intuition
constructing object reflection behind world topics another way

interdisciplinarity
new bridge addressing gap domain domains fields change autodidact

Jan Schacher
music
presence listening technology perception exploration

performance
disciplines practitioners music dance collaboratively exploration conversation

movement
identity research exploration practitioners perception

shapes
mixed performance installations field temporal visible

structural
principles resources disciplinary conversation outside high-level underlying

time
stage perception bodies dynamics dependency rhythmical

dynamics
exploration identity visible principles common expressive