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Daniel Strutt presents at the List í Ljósi Light Festival
Researcher Daniel Strutt recently returned from presenting work developed through Creativeworks London (CWL) at the List í Ljósi light festival in the tiny town of Seyðisfjörður in Eastern Iceland (www.listiljosi.com). Against this magical backdrop some 32 artists presented works which integrated into the magical landscape of the fjord.
Daniel was part of the CWL Researcher-in-Residence scheme in 2015, working together with Corey Baker Dance and Shaun Prickimage on the project ‘The Value in Dance’ in which a digital concept for dance and theatre performance was developed. With additional Arts Council England funding there were able to put together a mobile projection kit called ‘Walkabout Projection’ and develop 3D animated characters to use with the kit. As such it was the only fully mobile work of art at the festival, allowing spontaneous interactions with the members of the public walking through the town’s streets to visit the other static installations.
Developed as a form of digital puppetry, the Walkabout Projection kit allows animated characters (created by digital artist Pikilipita) to be controlled in real time by movement of the hand using the leap motion infrared sensor. In 2015 with Corey Baker Dance the projected characters were integrated into interactive dance and theatre performance, though the kit is equally useful for presenting artworks at public performances and festivals.
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