OpenPTrack is now being used for the ongoing Laboratorio de Interactividad Corporal (the Body Interactivity Laboratory) at cheLA in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Lab got underway this past February, and will develop three new performance pieces that “explore concepts, implications and technologies of physical tracking and augmented reality,” particularly, “as they concern the relationships between the body and memory.”
UCLA REMAP researchers were in residence in February and March—upgrading cheLA’s OpenPTrack installation, providing a demonstration and workshops, and introducing the system to the three multidisciplinary teams invited to create new works based on their proposals. These teams—consisting of Buenos Aires-based choreographers, directors, composers, performers, writers, dramaturgs, media artists and designers—will continue to collaborate and experiment with OpenPTrack as the interface between movement and media, premiering their results at cheLA in July.
Joining the REMAP team at cheLA were designers from the Plovdiv Drama Theatre (PDT) in Bulgaria, who were contributing to the demonstration and workshops in preparation for an upcoming REMAP-PDT collaboration.
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