Resonance is a performance that uses gestures to interact with synthesizers in a video game universe.
Through the movement of fingers and arms, a gesture capture camera is used to realize to interact within the game. Each different gesture will trigger and change different synthesizers in the game, creating a resonance experience between the real and the virtual world.
«This work was inspired by the fact that my habits have changed during my residency in Geneva. I felt that more physical activity can actually generate more energy and more satisfaction. Therefore, I have developed richer body movements to talk to the virtual world, trying to explore a closer balance between the real and the digital.»
1. a body so suspended from a fixed point as to move to and fro by the action of gravity and acquired momentum.
2. something that tends to move from one position condition etc. to the opposite extreme and then back again:
The project theme is based on the main character in this performance,” Pendulum”. It not only functions as part of the metronome, but also refers to the performer who constantly moves from one position to another. At the same time, it conveys the condition of the parallel space between the performer and audiences.
The metronome will be installed on each side of the column. The pendulum will swing back and forth mimicking the sound of the clock. It will break the boundaries between time and space and remind people to be aware of the historical space around them. While the performer is moving around the space and composing the sound pieces, audiences are expected to experience the nature of time as well as the changing pattern of life.
Besides this, the work also presents live visuals including footage of the past. With the glitch effects that demonstrates the minimalistic image of the modern time, it contrasts to highlight the collision between modern and historical period of time.
Hence, this performance is combining sound and visual that allows audience to see, hear or even touch time passing. Distinct from the five senses, people can be able to detect and notice time through perception of a new experience.