Here is a teaser video of the first performance of Exercise Magic!! a piece by Yann Seznec which I have been working on the costume for this month. The first performance took place at the CCA in Glasgow on Thursday night. Exercise Magic!! is based on “Real Results With Coronation Street’s Beverley Callard”, an aerobics video from the mid nineties. The performer exercises along with Beverley and friends…but who is controlling whom? Yann’s movements disintegrate, remix, and re-invent the video in real time, all whilst he’s getting fit and enjoying it too!
Yann wore a custom made outfit designed both to enable the performer to manipulate the video using wii-motes as sensors (attached with pictured custom wii arm-straps) as well as creating the sense of character needed for the performance (with shop brought sportswear). The data collected from the performers movements was then used to manipulate the sound and video in real time. I was really pleased with how the costume looked and integrated into the overall performance. You can find out more about the trials and tribulations of producing the costume for this on my blog.