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    Testing the living canvas on stage

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2008)

    London, UK, 22 - 24 July


    Martin Naef and Cathie Boyd


    The Living Canvas initiative aims to use a performer on stage as a dynamic projection surface. Ultimately, the system aims to create the illusion of a completely dynamic costume. The collaborative work brings together the disciplines of computer graphics with the performing arts. This paper briefly introduces the concept and presents the results from test-bedding the technology during a performance workshop. The initiative focuses on the challenges of exploiting a completely new kind of projection technology in an artistically meaningful way, avoiding the pitfall of just introducing a technology gadget without actively supporting the narrative of the performance.


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