S.A.R.A. PERFORMANCE COSTUME DESIGN for benitez_vogl
WINNER of BEST AESTHETIC DESIGN at 2014 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM on WEARABLE COMPUTING EXHIBITOR at 2014 INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE + APPAREL ASSOCIATION
-S.A.R.A. (Synthetic Augmented Reality Application) is an app that uses a phone’s camera to take in visual data, and converts it into visual outputs that are projected onto white dance costumes that serve as living projection screens. The phone's accelerometer gives data that is converted to a unique sound frequency pattern via bluetooth technology. A typical S.A.R.A. performance consists of this augmented reality visual component as well as a completely individual sound bath. It was developed by Margarita Benitez and Markus Vogl. Full information is available in the link below.
- Dancers wear a bodysuit baselayer, organza + powermesh tunic, and an organza neck piece to diffuse light.
- Arduino microprocessors are sewn into every neck piece that program the light patterns of LED lights sewn into the interior layers. Electroconductive thread connects them to a battery pack and arduino, and a static-proof lining prevents short circuiting against the body.
CREDITS: For all images, concept, tech, and sound: benitez_vogl. Cleveland Mini MakerFaire: images by Abby Steger, choreography and dance by Kim Karpanty and KSU dance (Caroline Dunn, Katherine Scekeres, and Michelle Brown. Bal Ingenieux: images by Abby Steger, choreography and dance by Kim Karpanty and Travesty Dance Company. Full Costume Shots by David Hahn, with model Sohnseehray McHenry.
TEXTILE DEVELOPMENT : DIGITAL PRINT + LASERCUT
Winner of "Best Fabric Design." Print was developed from my original watercolor painting and pen drawing. Laser cut petals were inspired by a traditional Chinese motif.