Samen met een Italiaanse danser en Belgische danseres heeft choreografe Alessia Wyss op een bijzondere manier gebruik gemaakt van de Polygon 3D scanner: het registreren van poses. Dankzij de 360° werking van de scanner is het catalogeren van een bepaalde houding compleet.
Naturalização [working title]
Alessia Wyss catches fleeting gestures and the memories they evoke. She preys on performers as they move according to a set of rules, seeing their bodies as untapped reservoirs of movement artefacts from which memories can emerge.
In her research Alessia Wyss collaborates with Koen Cobbaert to record these movements and memories using textual descriptions, visual representations and contemporary means such as 3D scans. They then recite or project the movement categories back to the performer. This creates a feedback loop which triggers the emergence of new movements, resulting in new categories and new memories.
They try to fit these gestures and memories into catalogues. When confronted with untameable movements they reach for intuitive classification schemes and invite the spectator to decipher the categories. The work results in a movement archive haunted by Aby Warburg, art historian and cultural theorist famous for his unfinished Mnemosyne atlases.
The work is shown as a cross-over between performance and Wunderkammer. The spectator enters the archive and finds the movement researchers observing their test subjects while they collect and catalogue their movements and memories.