Autonomous Avatar/ Tobias Staab. tanz:digital II [Making Of]

Tobias Staab + Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen | Bochum, Planetarium | D
Dreharbeiten | 1.12.2022

How much longer will we be able to control the technologies we have created? This is the question that choreographer Tobias Staab wants to explore in his project Autonomous Avatar. The dancers perform in the unusual and fascinating venue of the Bochum Planetarium: thanks to motion-capture suits, their movements generate video installations along the dome of the planetarium, depicting their digital avatars, which become more and more human-like. An ambitious project, which questions how technologies are shaping our perception of what is alive and what is not.
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Within the framework of tanz:digital II, the German Dance Film Institute Bremen is building a bridge between the motivation of the realising artists and the focused circle of users. In concrete terms, this means that “making ofs” are being created for around 10 individual projects, which prepare potential users, whether they are tech-savvy or not, for what to expect if they want to entrust themselves to one of the many new offerings.

Tanz:digital II is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR programme, aid programme DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.