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Pipo Tafel

dance film installation

Shadowing

inte racti ve inst a llatio n by Pip o Tafel re a lise d in c o lla b o ratio n w i t h Da niel B e r wa n g e r spacia l c o n c ept Ta ro G rag n ato ex hib i tio n d e sig n N e u e s M u se u m Weim a r Philipp Sc h รถpfe r

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Index of Content I N T RO DUCT I O N PL AY I N G W I T H YO U R S H A D OW p 0 6 - 07 T H E I N T ER ACT I O N O F M OV EM EN T A N D SO U N D p 0 8 - 0 9 artistic message p 10 - 11 challenges of the pro j ect p 12 - 13 shadowing technical abstract p 14 - 15 wor k flow with M a x / M sp/Jitter p 14 - 15 setup I N S PAC E p 16 - 17 e x hibition setup p 18 - 19 Production details p 20 - 21 AWA R DS, E X H I B I T I O N S, F EST I VA LS A N D R ES I D EN C I ES

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C R ED I TS p 23 CU R R I CU LU M V I TA E PI P O TA F EL

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Watch shadowing online p 26 - 27 ac k nowledgment p 28 - 29 5

INTRODUCTION Playing with your Shadow S H A D OW I N G is a n inst a llatio n in w hic h t h e v isi to r da n c e s a n d p lays w i th his / h e r ow n s hadow. A sp e ci f ic a ll y d evelo p e d sof t wa re ada pts in re a l-tim e t h e „ D op p elg ä n g e r “ s h adow p roje ctio n to th e v isi to r ’s silh o u et te a n d se a mle s sl y sw i tc h e s b et we e n th e p rese nt a n d im m e diate past of his / h e r m ovem e nt. T h e inte racti ve au dio e nv iro n m e nt insp ire s a n d g u id e s t h e m ove m e nt ex p e r ie n c e.

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W h e n I e nte r t h e sp ac e I su dd e n l y p e rc e i ve my o w n sh a d o w as i f t h e su n was p ro j e ct i ng i t o n t h e p l at fo r m i n f ro nt of m e. I wa l k so m e ste ps f u r t h e r i n to se e i f t h e sh ad o w fo l l o ws my move m e nts w h ic h i t re a l l y d o es. At a c e r ta i n p o i nt my sh a d o w su dd e n l y j u mps i m i tat i ng my d i re ct p ast. I ’m c o nf ro nte d w i t h t h e fo otp r i nt of my p rev i o us move m e nts. M y p rese nc e se e ms n ot to b e p rese nt a ny m o re.

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The interaction of movement and sound

T h e pa ra m ete r s of a v isi to r ’s m ove m e nt - m ove m e nt inte nsi t y, ac c ele ratio n, size, p osi tio n, a n d tim e of stilln es s – a re t h e inte racti ve syste m’s so u rc e of info r m atio n fo r t h e c re atio n of t h e s h adow p lay. T h re e so u n d laye r s c re ate th e so u n dsc a p e of t h e inst a llatio n: 1. a n at m osp h e r ic so u n d laye r w hic h is c o nst a ntl y p rese nt a n d in d ep e n d e nt of m ove m e nt in sp ac e 2. a n inte racti ve so u n d c re ate d o nl y w h e n t h e v isi to r m ove s 3. a so u n d of t h e s h adow ‚D op p elg ä n g e r “ b e h av io u r

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ARTISTIC MESSAGE

Play f uln es s a n d cu r iosi t y lies in a ll of u s b u t at so m e p oint af te r c hildh o o d th e qu estio ns r ise a b o u t t h e se nse of t hin g s. Why am I here? What am I doing here? W h at ’s t h e se nse of a l l t h is? W h at w i l l I b e l e av i ng b e h i n d? W h e n li fe is ove r, de at h still ove r s hadows li fe. W hat c o uld i t m e a n to fo rg et o n esel f in t h e m ove m e nt of o n e’s ow n s h adow ? D o es i t m e a n to b e? Eve n i f i t is just fo r a m o m e nt, to bac k-p e da l in th e dia le ctic b et we e n se ein g a n d b ein g. T h e p e rc eptio n b et we e n b e fo re a n d af te r. B et we e n t his min u te a n d in a s h o r t w hile. To b e a p p rox im atel y in th e m o m e nt... S H A D OW I N G p lays w i t h t h e c au s a l c o n n e ctio n b et we e n a m ove m e nt a n d i ts resul tin g s hadow. A sel f ev id e nt p h e n o m en o n se e ms to b e u n hin g e d. A s a re su l t of i t th e v isi to r of S H A D OW I N G is c o nf ro nte d by a re disc ove r y of his p e rc eptio n.

I m ove i nto t h e i nsta l l at i o n sp ac e. M y m ove m e nt c re ates so u n d. M y sh a d o w m oves a n d c h a ng es t h e ac o ust ic sp h e re a ro u n d m e. W h e re to g o, w h at to d o, h o w to b e h ave – my b e h av i o u r t r ig g e rs t h e sh a d o w - t h e sh a d o w c re ates so u n d - t h e so u n d c re ates sc e n og ra p hy - t h e sc e n og ra p hy m oves a ro u n d m e - I m ove w i t h(i n) t h is c h o re og ra p hy. E x te r i o r so u n d is h e a ra b l e, reve r b erat i o n a p p e a rs. I sto p m ov i ng. T h e e c h o es of my m ove m e nt c o m mu n ic ate w i t h m e. T h e p lay w i t h t h e ow n s h adow (Pete r Pa n) c o r relate s to R u do l f vo n L a ba n‘s c re do t h at „eve r y b o d y c a r r ie s a da n c e r in himsel f “. T h e im m ate r ia l p roje ctio n of S H A D O W I N G as a c o nte mp o ra r y o u tlin e to a da n c e r ‘s insig ht t h ro u g h dig i t a l m e dia c re ate s a n au g m e nte d sel fp e rc eptio n w i t h a re a l-tim e s h adow inte r fac e. W i t h o u t k n ow in g a n d w i t h o u t b ein g e du c ate d, t h e v isi to r - t h ro u g h p lay in g w i t h his inte racti ve s h adow - ex p e r ie n c e s, fe els a n d c h o re o g ra p hs m ove m e nt. S h adow p lays. 11

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CHALLENGES OF THE PROJECT I t st a r te d w i t h a sim p le qu e stio n: H ow c o uld I c o n n e ct t h e sp e ct ato r ’s v iew f ro m his se at w i th t h e ex p e r ie n c e of t h e da n c e r o n t h e st ag e? Two p e r sp e ctives t hat I wa nte d to u ni te. I n t h e b e g in nin g of S H A D OW I N G t h e re was ju st a t h e o retic a l id e a b u t n o p ro of t h at t h e c o nc ept wo uld wo r k o u t. Wo uld i t b e p os sib le to m a ke „n o r m a l“ v isi to r s of t h e inst a llatio n da n c e, to m a ke t h e m ex p lo re t h eir b o die s t h ro u g h m ove m e nt ju st by a m a nip u latio n of t h eir p e rc eptio n in relatio n to a sel f ev id e nt p h e n o m e n o n – t h eir s h adows? A ll t h at w i t h o u t te ac hin g t h e m, ju st t h ro u g h p hysic a l ex p e r ie n c e? Wo uld i t b e p os sib le to ac hieve a t r u e h u m a n b o d y ex p e r ie n c e by u sin g a set-u p of seve ra l optic a l a n d digi t a l -h e n c e p u rel y te c h nic a l - d ev ic e s?

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shadowing TECHNICAL ABSTRACT

Workflow with Max/ Msp/Jitter

T h e ro o m is a na l y ze d by t wo b lac k & w hi te CCT V Ca m e ras, a lso k n ow n f ro m v id e o su r veilla n c e. T h e c a m e ras a re e quip p e d w i t h I R (inf ra re d) f il te r s to „m a ke t h e m b lin d“ fo r th e c ha n gin g lig ht of t h e v i de o p roje cto r, w hic h wo r ks w i t h lig ht w i thin a di f fe re nt ra n g e of wavele n g th (m o re in t h e b lu e ra n g e). T h e b&w c a m e ra-se nso r in c o mb inatio n w i t h t h e I R f il te r is a lso les s susc eptib le to faul ts of va r iatio n in lig ht circu mst a n c es in t h e ro o m (fo r ex a mp le t h e lig ht of m ob ile p h o n es etc.). T h e c a m e ras a re e quip p e d w i t h va r io-zo o m le nses, so t h ey c a n b e adjuste d fo r a set up in di f fe re nt sp ac es, w i th di f fe re nt size in hig h a n d dim e nsio ns. A n a lo g u e c a m eras a re use d, to b e a b le to use c a b les w i th m o re t ha n 5 m ete r s. US B a n d f irew ire is limi te d by a c a b le le n g th of 5 m ete r s. Cu r re ntl y w ireles s c a m e ras a re n ot ac c ept a b le in te r ms of late n cy, c ost a n d relia b ili t y.

A ll m otio n-c a pt u r in g a n d m otio na n a l ysis as well as t h e c re atio n of so u n d a n d t h e a nim atio n of t h e p roje cte d s h adow is re a lise d w i t h t h e p ro g ra m min g e nv iro n m e nt M a x / M sp/Ji t te r 5.0.7. A ll c a m e ra info r m atio n is c a pt u re d w i t h a v id e o c a pt u re c a rd w hic h is a b le to p rov id e t his info r m atio n to t h e c o m p u te r in re a l-tim e. T h e m a x im u m late n cy of t h e t ra nsfo r m atio n tim e (m ove m e nt into so u n d a n d im ag e) is o nl y 40 m illise c o n ds a n d a lm ost im p e rc eptible fo r t h e v isi to r. T h e sp e ci f ic a ll y d evelop p e d sof twa re wo r ks o n st a n da rd W in dows P Cs a n d M ac c o mp u te r s. T h e sof t wa re is a lso p rep a re d fo r va r ia b le so u n d c re atio ns a n d v ide o set u ps w i t h p ro g ra m m a b le p re set set tin g s.

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Setup IN SPACE T h e f ir st c a m e ra is at t ac h e d a b ove t h e c e ntre of th e sp ac e, a bsolute m inim u m is 4,8 0 m ete r s. T h e sof t wa re is a b le to a na lise seve ra l b e h av io u r s of th e v isi to r ‘s m ovem e nt th ro u g h th e v ide o info r m atio n p rov i d e d by th e c a m e ra: t h e p ositio n, fo r wa rd o r bac k wa rd dire ctio n a n d sp e e d of m ove m e nt, of f-a x is a n g le of th e v isi to r s s h o uld e r s etc. T h e sp e ci f ic a ll y d evelop p e d sof twa re is p ro g ra m m e d w i t h t h e so c a lle d bac kg ro u n d-subtractio n te c h ni qu e to a na l yse m ove m e nts: t h e c a ptu re d p ictu re is a l ways c o m p a re d w i th a n p ict u re of t h e e m pt y ro o m that is re c o rd e d in adva n c e. Eve r y a b e r ratio n of p i xel in t h e re a l-tim e a na l ysis of t h e v id e o p ict u re to th e p re-re c o rd e d m o d el of t h e e mpt y ro o m is inte r p rete d by t h e sof t wa re as m ove m e nt.

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T h e se c o n d c a m e ra is p osi tio n e d o n t h e s h o r t e n d of t h e wa ll op p osi te to t h e bac k d rop in 0,8 m h eig ht in a sp e cia l m et a l cu b e t h at c o nt a ins a ll ele ct ro nic e qu ip m e nt (P C, inte r fac e s, a mpli f ie r). T h e silh o u et te of t h e a nim ate d s h adow is g e n e rate d w i t h t h e fo llow in g set u p: t h e o u tlin e of a v isi to r is re c o g nize d by t h e sof t wa re a n d c a n b e t ra nsfo r m e d in i ts dim e nsio ns - c a n b e rot ate d etc. - w i t h t h e bac kg ro u n dsu bt ractio n te c h niqu e. A well illu min ate d bac kg ro u n d w i t h su f f icie nt inf ra re d lig ht info r m atio n is a n e c e s s a r y re qu ire m e nt fo r a tid y o u tlin e re c o g ni tio n. T his m et h o d is c o mp a ra b le to t h e b lu e o r g re e n sc re e n u se d in f ilm a n d v id e o te c h niqu e.

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EXHIBITION SETUP I t a ll d ep e n ds o n t h e ro o m w h e re t h e wo r k is im p le m e nte d. I f c o nst r u cte d in t h e st a n da rd setu p as d e sc r ib e d h e re a n d in d et a il in t h e te c h nic a l r id e r t h e op e ratio n of t h e inst a llatio n is a p p rove d. C h a n g e s in t h e inst a llatio n d e sig n ac c o rdin g to te c h nic a l, cu rato r ia l a n d a r tistic n e e ds - su c h as di f fe re nt lig ht d e sig ns o r n ew inf ra re d f il te r s in th e c a m e ras t h at h a r m o nise w i t h sp e ci f ic lig ht set u ps in a n ex hib i tio n ve n u e - c a n b e a r ra n g e d. T h e syste m su c c e s sf u ll y ra n at t h e ex hib i tio n V IS I O N. DAS S EH EN at N e u e s M u se u m Weim a r in su m m e r 2011 in a 6 we e ks n o n-stop p re se nt atio n in clu din g eve r yday au to st a r t /stop. Sp e cia lize d su p e r v iso r y st af f was n ot n e c e s s a r y. T h e m u seu m / ex hib i tio n g u a rds sw i tc h e d o n t h e LC D p roje cto r in t h e m o r nin g a n d sw i tc h e d i t of f at nig ht by re m ote c o nt ro l. T h at was i t.

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PRODUCTION DETAILS Ye a r of p ro du ctio n 2011 Fu n d e d by Ku nststi f tu n g N RW / A r ts Fo u n datio n of N o r t h R hin e - Westp h a lia C o-Pro du c e d by C ha r le ro i / Da nses C e nt re c h o ré g ra p hiqu e d e la C o m m u nau té f ra n ç a ise de B elgiqu e Su p p o r te d by t a n z haus N RW D üsseldo r f / Te m ps d ´ im ag es Festi va l N e u es M use u m Weim a r ex hib i tio n sup p o r te d by Ku nststi f tu n g N RW / A r ts Fo u n datio n of N o r t h R hin e - Westp h a lia

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FE S TIVAL S EXHIBITIONS RESIDENCIES Fo u n datio n B ade n-Wü r t te mb e rg S ti f t u n g M e dia A r t & F ilm P ro m otio n P r ic e 2011 w w w.k ul tu r p reis-bade n-w u e r t te mb e rg.de/p reist rae g e r/p reist rae g e r-k u l t u r p reis-2011.ht m l Wa l te r-F in k-Awa rd fo r Da n c e, Ele ct roac o u stic M u sic a n d M e dia 2010 w w w.f in k-p reis.d e/p reistrae g e r 2010.html N e u es M use u m Weim a r, p èle r inag es A r t a n d M u sic Fe sti va l 2011 ht tp://o n1.z k m.de/z k m /sto r ie s /sto r y Re ade r $7718 t a n z haus N RW D üsseldo r f Te mps d’I m ag e s Fé sti va l 2010 c h a ntie r ht tp://t a n z haus.st-develop m e nt.c o m /f iles /as sets / im ag e s /16 4 _ o r ig in a l.p d f ?2011 Charleroi/Danses programme européen France- Wallonie-Vlaanderen INTERREG IV residency http://charleroi-danses.officity.com/Public2/DossierSpectacle.php?ID=1982&child1=4463&page=1&language=eng Le Manège.Mons/Centre des Écritues Contemporaines et Numériques 2 VIA 2010 Festival panel Pipo Tafel

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CREDITS C opy r ig ht & Tex t

Pip o Tafel

w w w.v im e o.c o m /p ip ot afel

D esig n Weim a r

Philip p Sc h รถpfe r

w w w.45k ilo.c o m

P h otos Paul Sc h รถpfe r w w w.p au lsc h o epfe r.d e Po r t ra i t P. Tafel

O li ve r Lo o k

w w w.o li ve r lo o k.c o m

L ayo u t Ca r ina M usi tows k i w w w.m u si tows k i.c o m Te c h nic a l Setup K ie ro n B awa mia

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PIPO TAFEL CURRICULUM VITAE

Pipo Tafel, video artist and dancer, was born in Stuttgart, South Germany, in 1979. He studied Media Arts at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe and contemporary dance at the Folkwang University Essen. He completed his dance studies in 2007 with the accomplishment of the D.A.N.C.E. programme in Brussels, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Dresden. His collaborations include projects with artists such as William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor and Thierry De Mey. He has been showing his installation and dance related film works in festivals in Europe and northern America since 2006. Since 2010 he regularly teaches dance & film at the Palucca University for Dance Dresden for the Bachelor and Master Degrees as well as for foundations and cultural programs in Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia. Pipo Tafel lives in Köln. recent EXHIBITIONS OF WORKS Sharing signals - Enacting The In-Between / SHADOWING video version FIBER Festival 2012, De Verdieping, Amsterdam, 2012 www.fiber-space.nl Borderline - Mixed Media / TRIKONSTRUKTION EWERK, Media Arts at Oberrhein, 2012 www.vimeo.com/pipotafel/trikonstruktion IMATRONIC Festival of Electronic Music / one three two (133) ZKM Karlsruhe, 2011 http://on1.zkm.de/zkm/stories/storyReader$7784 www.vimeo.com/pipotafel/onethreetwo133 Vision. Das Sehen / SHADOWING N e u es M use u m Weim a r, p èle r inag es a r t fe sti va l, 2011 ht tp://o n1.z k m.de/z k m /sto r ie s /sto r y Re ad e r $7718 COLLABORATIONS / REKONSTRUKTION Clouth Werke, Köln, 2011 www.vimeo.com/pipotafel/rekonstruktion

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2011 Cultural Award Baden-Württemberg Promotion Price New Media & Film 2010 Walter-Fink-Award of the ZKM Karlsruhe for Dance, Electro acoustic Music and Media Stipend Dance Research #6 NRW KULTURsekretariat / Theater Festival FAVORITEN 2010 Dortmund Working stipend of the North-Rhine-Westphalia Government 2009 Honorary mentioning of the German Filmbewertungsstelle for SALZ IM AUGE Performing Arts Stipend 2009 of The Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg Fine Arts Funding of the Arts Foundation of North-Rhine Westphalia 3x3 Choreographic Dialogues, PACT Zollverein Choreographic Centre NRW Essen 2008 – 2012 Studio stipend of Kölnischer Kunstverein, Imhoff Foundation & RheinEnergiestiftung 2008 Tanzplan Dresden Promoting young talent Dance production at Semper Oper Dresden kleine szene 2006 - 2007 German Academic Exchange Service Stipend, Leonardo da Vinci Stipend of the EU Sadler‘S Wells Theater London, Dance Camera West Film Festival Los Angeles National Short Film Funding, Film Funding NRW, Arts Foundation NRW 2006 Yearly Stipend for Choreographers and Dancers of the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia Scholarship of the French government/ HCCFA (haut conseil culturel franco allemand) Cartes Blanches, Ballet Preljocaj - Centre National de Chorégraphie Aix-en-Provence 2005 Young choreographers, Folkwang University Essen 2004 Kunststiftung NRW scholarship Symposium blast theory, Forsythe, Rimini Protokoll @ PACT Zollverein Essen 25

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