Framed

Tai Chi

5 digital costumes in a synchronised performance

Tokyo

An exploration into the limits of abstract representation, this series of motion studies, commissioned by FRAMED* digital art gallery in Japan, explores the fundamentals of the human form.

 

Working with a Tai Chi dancer and utilizing motion capture and 3D modeling technologies, Universal Everything create fragmented digital sculptures that maintain the suggestion of the human body while distilling it to its simplest forms. The dancer’s gestures give life to the form, even in its most abstract state, locating the human under the mask of technology. The five different digital costumes designed by Universal Everything explore a variety of textures and techniques, drawing from architectural influences, randomized drawing, laser beams, glass sculpture and ceramics.

Credits

Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Animator: Chris Perry
Sound Designer: Simon Pyke

Exhibitions

2012 – Framed* Gallery, Tokyo, Japan