ASPHYXIA PROJECT, MARIA TAKEUCHI & FREDERICO PHILLIPS
"Asphyxia is an experimental film project by Maria Takeuchi and Frederico Phillips that explores human movement through motion capture technology. The team used two inexpensive Xbox One Kinect sensors to capture the movements of dancer Shiho Tanaka and then rendered the data inside a near photo-realistic environment." - THIS IS COLOSSAL
MY ANALYSIS / MY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
THE SWIFT AND ELEGANT MOVEMENTS EXPLORED WITHIN ASPHYXIA PRESENT THE DELICACY OF HUMAN MOVEMENT AND A SOFT SIDE OF PURPOSE.
THE MUTED PALETTE ALLOWS A CONCENTRATED FOCUS ON THE CENTRAL FIGURE AND CREATES A SOPHISTICATED AESTHETIC.
THE ANIMATION USED REMINDS ME OF PINS AND THREAD, NOT DISSIMILAR TO THE EXPERIMENTATION I HAVE BEEN COMPLETING, YET IN A FAR MORE REFINED WAY. - IS THIS SOMETHING TO EXPLORE?
THE CONTINUITY OF LINE BETWEEN THE DANCERS LIMBS SUGGESTS THE CONNECTIONS MADE WITHIN THE HUMAN BODY AND THIS IS SOMETHING I WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE DURING IMAGE WEEK.
THE MOVEMENT HAS PURPOSE AND IS VERY CHOREOGRAPHED, IN MY WORK I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT MORE SUBTLE, PERHAPS UNINTENTIONAL MOVEMENTS.
"The project is an effort to explore new ways to use and/or combine technologies and different fields in an experiment without many of the common commercial limitations. The performance is centered in an eloquent choreography that stresses the desire to be expressive without bounds." TAKEUCHI & PHILLIPS