Daito Manabe is one of the world’s foremost artists working in the digital sector. As a programmer and designer of interactive artworks and overall creative, the Japanese creator disrupts the boundaries of the genre to forge ahead into unknown territory. Computer engineer Motoi Ishibashi is a pioneer in the field of development of innovative digital hardware, and choreographer MIKIKO leads the Japanese high-tech dance company ELEVENPLAY. Their collective lecture demonstration begins with an overview of technical methods of displaying movements and on its relation to dance and technology. In this, they present a selection of their broad spectrum of digital projects, and they present Daito Manabes dance with drones as well as with his iconic “face visualiser”. A new drone ballet is in the works for 2019.
“Manabe is most profoundly moved by his uncanny curiosity. To catch the unknown and turn it into an expression of his art, that, to him, is the brightest feeling. With his indelible exploratory urge, he creates something new every week and never ceases to be an artist.” Kentaro Takaoka on www.goethe.de
Duration: 60 min. / in English
In the framework of MOCCA – Motion Capturing Creative Area, a project of the Hochschule Düsseldorf, Fachbereich Medien, LAVAlabs, Velamed GmbH and tanzhaus nrw, funded by EFRE.