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Puppeteer motion-capture costume

Added Feb 29, 2008

by plusea

Brooklyn, New Yo...






The Puppeteer motion-capture suit was designed for a series of performances about motion, gesture and communication.

In this edition the performer, wearing the custom designed soft sensor suit, puppeteers musical robots. As the performer begins to experiment with the system’s potential, her dance becomes both action and reaction.

Material Notes

cotton jersey, 1.5 mm thick neoprene, stretch conductive fabric, conductive thread, Velostat, Aleene’s stretchy fabric glue, Shapelock, baby powder, wire, headers, circuitboads, Bluetooth, zip, velcro, metal poppers





The Puppeteer project is by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson. Each Puppeteer edition is realized in collaboration with individual dancers and performers.

This edition was developed during a one-month residency at LEMUR in Brooklyn, NY.

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    Nov 12, 2008, 02.25 AMby textilet

    This has a lovely silhouette – must be something to do with the dancer in you! I,m intrigued at what you are doing – mixing technology with fabric/fashion shapes? Presumeably for performance art? I love the green shapes on the pale background – it looks a flattering idea!

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    Sep 28, 2008, 01.05 PMby plusea

    For more information and videos from the performance, check out the project page >> http://kobakant.at/index.php?menu=2&project=4

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