A series of performances that use customized editions of the Puppeteer motion-capture suit to communicate concepts concerning the use of motion, gesture and the spoken word as forms of communication.
The Language Game series is a project by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson.
Each Language Game edition is realized in collaboration with individual dancers, performers or otherwise interested professionals.
In this first edition of the Language Game, the performer, wearing a custom designed soft sensor suit, puppeteers Lemur’s surrounding robotic musical instruments. As the performer begins to experiment with the system’s potential, her dance becomes both action and reaction.
This Language Game edition was developed during a one-month residency at Lemur in Brooklyn, NY.
Performance at Lemur
Rehearsals at Lemur
Front and back of suit
Performer in motion
Close-ups and details
The technology inside and out
Lemur’s musical robots
For support and collaboration we would like to thank:
Micaela is a competitive ballroom dancer based in New York. She is also interested in new media dance/performance.
Concept, soft sensor suit and motion-capture to midi interface by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson. Performer, professional ballroom dancer Micaela Schedlbauer. Robotic musical instruments by Lemur, League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots.