A research project “Fabricating Performance” is developed at the Interactive Architecture Lab, Bartlett, UCL, digital scores are in dialogue with a fabrication system. An iterative feedback loop bridging analogue and digital processes, dance, motion capture, digital notation and robotic construction.
The primary aim of the work is to explore the potential of digitalised notation for implementing fabrication of analogic space from imagery of dance movement. Both the rendering the intentions of performers and the ‘creativity’ at the point of translation of each process will be examined. This work focuses on capturing what has been discussed as the ‘quality of movement’ through the digitally written scripts, and tries to translate it to geometrical form.
The design proposal combines two stages of Performance-driven Design and Data-driven Fabrication, processing itself in order to realise physical results through information of performance. In this scenario, design is conducted using data extracted from a procedure of performance, representing the movement quality, and a physical inhabitable space is constructed from instant feedbacks that are derived from the dancer’s movement. During this procedure, ‘Iterative’ translation between the analog and the digital processes in following three forms: Analog dance (body movement in space); Digital notation of the dance; Analog spatial construction.