If/Then Installed is an interactive installation that invites viewers to physically imitate and virtually pilot a video projection of a dancer performing gestures from a choreographic system. As spectators imitate each movement, dialog emerges and it is soon the “learner” who controls the avatar.
If/Then Installed exhibition venues:
Muffathalle (Munich, Germany)
Museum for Contemporary Art/Admont Abbey (Admont, Austria), Centre Georges Pompidou/Vidéodanse (Paris, France)
Commissioned by ZKM for Notations exhibit (2009-2010) and permanent collection.
Coproduction: The Bakery, ZKM | Karlsruhe | Institute for Visual Media, ZKM | Media Museum, Ircam-Centre Pompidou, with support from CENTQUATRE.
Concept/Design: Richard Siegal, Frédéric Bevilacqua, Florent Bérenger, Hillary Goidell
Programming: Florent Bérenger, Jean-Philippe Lambert
Motion capture and programming: Frédéric Bevilacqua
Thanks to Incandescence, Thomas Pendzel, Fivos Maniatakos