Hsin-Chien's New Media Art ProjectThe InheritanceHsinChien: Projects
Interactive Performing: The InheritanceThe Inheritance
Story, Dance, 3D Printing, Real-time Motion Capture, Stereographic Projection, 3D Interactive Image, Historical Architecture
W17 x D8 x H6.5m
2014-08-20
 

The new media art performing project: "The Inheritance" was shown in the former location of Taiwan's Air Force Headquarter in Taipei City at August, 20, 2014. It combined many elements like Story, Dance, 3D Printing, Real-time Motion Capture, Stereographic Projection, 3D Interactive Image, Historical Architecture into an intense performing.

Motion Capture Interactive Performing The Hermit Crabs

Creative Concept

New technologies usually are considered as means to change the future. New media art is the genre in fine art that explores new aesthetics and concepts. However, I want to use new media to explore my past instead of my future, and find new ways to document my private memory with new and meaningful technologies. I believe that the future can only be changed if we could invent fresh and sincere ways to understand our past.

The new media art performing project “The Inheritance” uses motion capture and 3D printing technologies. It was sponsored by the Crossover Fund between Digital and Visual Art from National Taiwan Fine Art Museum. It is produced by Ms. You-Chiou Chen of White Egret Foundation. The Choreography Adviser is Le Gend Lin of Legend Lin Dance Theatre, and the director is Hsin-Chien Huang of Storynest. It was presented in the Chiang Kai-shek Auditorium of the old Taiwan Air Force headquarter in Taipei. The project transforms the director’s private memory into a surreal dance performing. The following text describes the director’s childhood memory:

Taiwan was under martial law 40 years ago. We couldn’t communicate with people in China. During the Cultural Revolution, my grandfather was on the verge of starvation in China. My mother had asked someone to send money to him. But those letters were confiscated by the Investigation Bureau, and the bureau had my mother followed for a year. They even showed up at our door several times, and let our entire family live in fear then. In that era, to trace one’s origin was forbidden. We only had one official version of history. Although after the martial law was lifted
, and we now have different political parties, but more political parties only mean different versions of history driven by ideologies. I think that true freedom is when people have the abilities and the means to pass down their heritage. Each person will be able to trace and record his or her own history.

The generation before us fought with their bodies to smooth out the sharp and rigid system. I think that is the greatest legacy the generation before us has passed down to us. However such spiritual legacies are not recorded in the official history. Through exploration is the only way for me to understand my personal history. I want to use my hands to experience that journey and to pay tribute to that era. This is a slow and private process to measure using my own body to slowly caress history. Using the technologies of motion capture and 3D printing, I transform the trails of my hands in space into tangible sculptures.

To seamlessly blend together the dancers with the background, 3D active stereographic projection is used. The technology is used in conjunction with the dancers to create a greater depth of field for the background on stage and also a real sense of three-dimensionality. The dancers’ performance seems to extend to reach the tip of the audience’s nose.

The technology of motion capture was first used by the US Army on combat helicopters for the gunners to control the aiming of the 30 mm Chain Gun with the movements of their heads. I think when force is used as a unit to measure this world, sharp and rigid systems are what we are left with.

From ancient times to the present, our bodies have always been the instrument and the unit for measuring space-time. Therefore, what I would like to explore is: Can new technologies help us use our heart and spirit as the unit to measure and document the space-time that we are in?

Program:

  1. DNA
  2. The Hermit Crabs
  3. The Gene Pool
  4. The Tide Fiddler
  5. The Puppeteer
  6. The Guardian Lion
  7. The Inheritance
  8. Copy & Paste
  9. The Helix Razor Wires

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
DNA

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
The Helix Razor Wires

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
Copy & Paste

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
Copy & Paste

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
Hermit Crab

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
The Gene Pool

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
The Inheritance

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
The Inheritance

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
The Puppeteer

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
The Guardian Lion

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
The Guardian Lion

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
The Tide Fiddler

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
The Tide Fiddler

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
The Tide Fiddler

Motion Capture Interactive Performing

Motion Capture Interactive Performing

Motion Capture Interactive Performing

Motion Capture Interactive Performing

Motion Capture Interactive Performing

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
A Sculpture of Exploration

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
Reconstruct Printable 3D Model

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
3D Printing Result

Motion Capture Interactive Performing
Comparison between the Original Barricade and the 3D Printing Result


3D Scene shown by Wiggle Stereoscopy Format: The Hermit Crabs


3D Scene shown by Wiggle Stereoscopy Format: The Tide Fiddler


3D Scene shown by Wiggle Stereoscopy Format: The Puppeteer


3D Scene shown by Wiggle Stereoscopy Format: Copy & Paste

Credit

Director, Concept, Story, Image, Stage Design, Programming, Integration:: Hsin-Chien Huang
Producer: You-Chiou Chen
Choreography Adviser: Le Gend Lin
Dancer: Tsung Hsuan Lee
Sponsor: National Taiwan Fine Art Museum
Co-organizer Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs
Hosted by: Ministry of Culture
Hardware Sponsor: Optoma
Coordinator: Xiao-Yue Tsau
PM & Stage Manager: Jia-Wei Zhang
Production :White Egrets Foundation + hatched a studio
Choreographer: Yi-Jun Zhang , Tsung Hsuan Lee
Motion Capture Axis3D , Sheng-Kun Huang, Zhao-Qing Zhang
Digital Prop: IF+ Studio
3D Modeling: Wei-Qiang Ren
Lighting & Sound: Hoyatt Audio Visual
3D Projection: Kwok-Hing Wong , Guo-Dong Guan, Zong-Xian Xie
System Control: Shu-Chun Hu
Stage Assistant: Guan-Rong Huang, Zhuang-Cheng Zhang
Documentary Video: Cheng Tao, Wen-Guen Chen
Special Thanks To: Techart Group, Luxury Logico, Chin-Ping Xie, Bin-Hui Fu, Ding-Yi Huang, Hua-Hui Gao, De-Wei Liu, Wan-Xiang Lin,
Xin Huang , Hao-Yun Luo, Chin-Fon Xie

 
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