Arts and Technology. Second International Conference, ArtsIT 2011, Esbjerg, Denmark, December 10-11, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Exploring Micromovements with Motion Capture and Sonification

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-33329-3_12,
        author={Alexander Jensenius and Kari Bjerkestrand},
        title={Exploring Micromovements with Motion Capture and Sonification},
        proceedings={Arts and Technology. Second International Conference, ArtsIT 2011, Esbjerg, Denmark, December 10-11, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={micromovement dance motion capture sonification},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-33329-3_12}
    }
    
  • Alexander Jensenius
    Kari Bjerkestrand
    Year: 2012
    Exploring Micromovements with Motion Capture and Sonification
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33329-3_12
Alexander Jensenius1,*, Kari Bjerkestrand2,*
  • 1: University of Oslo
  • 2: Bjerkestrand(self-employed)
*Contact email: a.r.jensenius@imv.uio.no, ka@bodymindflow.com

Abstract

We present the results of a pilot study on how micromovements may be used in an interactive dance/music performance. Micromovements are subtle body movements that cannot be easily seen by the human eye. Using an infrared marker-based motion capture system we have explored micromovements through 15x10 minutes long observation studies of ourselves standing still or moving slowly. The results from these studies show that there are both consistent and inconsistent movement patterns to be found at various temporal levels. Experimentation with three different types of realtime sonification shows artistic potential in using micromovements in dance and music performance.