[ISEA2010] Paper: Chris Ziegler – Interfacing Dance Knowledge: DS|DM Installation


“Double Skin/Double Mind” (DS|DM) is an awareness preparation workshop for professional dancers, developed by the Amsterdam based dance company Emio Greco | PC since 1996.

The Interactive Installation is a virtual version of the workshop. The installation offers participants the possibility to take part in a virtual version of the workshop in real time, while receiving verbal, physical and peripheral information. The design consists of an aluminum frame construction with one projection screen, 3 peripheral monitors, four sound speakers and a tracking camera with Infra Red projectors- surrounding the participant. The movement – tracking program “Gesture Follower” (GF) developed by Frédéric Bevilacqua (IRCAM), compares the data of the filmed version of the workshop with the real time data of the participant’s movements. As result of this comparison, different forms of feedback are given: sonification, visualization and music will accompany the participant while mentally and physically traveling through the Double Skin/Double Mind structure.

  • Chris Ziegler is media artist in international collaborations on new media with the performing arts. Interactive film installations and performances are presented internationally. He is “Associate Artist” at ZKM Karlsruhe and researcher for Inside Movement Knowledge Project at AHK (Amsterdam School of Art) NL

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