Digital artist Chris Ziegler (D/USA) in Collaboration with dancer Unita Gay Galiluyo (PHIL/D) and composer Hugo Paquete (P).
Ovid's 'Pygmalion' redefined - a body in morphogenesis. A solo performance that uses digital, visual, sensory and material interactions to create a body of images and sounds. CORPUS articulates a process of interaction between the artist and the artifact in a feedback loop. Where is the border of analog to digital, where are the glitches in the conversion? Where "the apparatus" first needs the visible body in full flesh to generate images, CORPUS renders the perception of an animated figurine first, before revealing the body.
CORPUS begins with an evolution of a single lights cell organism to a human figurine. Flesh filling another body shell, creating a sculpture in a semi-transparent cocoon in part 3.
The body can be perceived both as a subject and as object of an artistic process. CORPUS talks about the moving body and its frictions with a visual and acoustic "interaction body".
Supported by World Stage Design 2017 - Scenofestival Taipeh
(Taiwan) 2017 and Goethe Insitute Taipeh,
ZKM Karlsruhe, E-werk Theater Freiburg (Germany) and Ars Electronica Festival LInz