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Sunday, March 23, 2008






Apologies for not responding here; I've been working on things like the enclosed . The video contains two avatars; each is created with motion capture used simultaneously by two people (therefore four people in all); the stills are from head and body scans of dancers that are then attached to the avatars; in other words there is an entire community here invisible and visible; dancers are Kira Sedlock and Foofwa d'Imobilite; programmer is Gary Manes; production etc. myself; choreography mixed; technical Azure Carter; created at the Virtual Environments Lab, West Virginia University. For a more detailed rendering of the video try http://www.alansondheim.org/riddle.mov . This work consists of duals, as if the pre- or proto-linguistic self-constructed from oppositions that dissolve into the abject.

4 comments:

Martha Engber said...

Hi Mr. Sondheim.

I saw my name in "Vel," or at least assume it's mine since the name is unusual, and was curious about how the name got into your writing:

"...d rewrite rewrite rewrite feb rewrite continuous rewrite to rewrite martha rewrite engber rewrite rewrite rewrite ( ) rewrite re rewrite inquiry rewrite ..."

Is inclusion of the name a result of a random web search that was part of the writing process?

A writer myself, I'm very interested in how any text comes to be, and so am asking out of pure curiosity.

Sincerely,
Martha Engber
(martha@engber.com)

phaneronoemikon said...

wonderful stuff alan!

in the red image,
are the red pieces
individual objects
or is the whole thing singular.

i guess what i mean is
can you play with
all the red pieces
after its done?

breakinglight said...

high alan,
i found yer last trace project a while ago, which i read, or rather tried to decipher. very intriguing. i wanted to read some more but it has been removed from the interweb in its original form...
i see some flaky residue of myself in these observations. p'raps that's the point.
i feel obliged to comment yet in similar situations i usually find reasons not to. I over analyse; forming coherent or insightful sentences should be left to someone who knows what they’re talking about. This is an exception.
thanksz

svfsdsdbsbf said...

I saw my name in "Vel," or at least assume it's mine since the name is unusual, and was curious about how the name got into your writing:

"...d rewrite rewrite rewrite feb rewrite continuous authentic nike jersey rewrite to rewrite martha rewrite engber rewrite rewrite rewrite ( ) rewrite authentic nike jersey re rewrite inquiry rewrite ..."

Is inclusion of the name a result of a random web search that was part of the writing process?