“Typographic Entanglement” 2010

Jonathan Aitken, Greg Corness, Ben Bogart, Kristin Carlson & Rayann Gordon

This performance represents a continuing exploration of the role of kinetic typography in live performance. Part of a research project funded by SSHRC, the performance explores the relationship between typographic “characters” and dancers. Through the use of near-infrared tracking systems, the dancers are given a measure of control over the movement of words—influencing meaning through motion. Dancers find themselves in a world of words and attempt to develop a shared language.

Video Documentation


Jonathan Aitken: Project Management & Art Direction
Greg Corness: Sound, Computer Vision & Programming
Ben Bogart: Graphics & Programming
Kristin Carlson: Dance & Choreography
Rayann Gordon: Dance & Choreography