S.A.R.A. COSTUME DESIGN for benitez_vogl
-October 2013- May 2014
-Designed alongside a team of faculty and alumni to create fully lit dance costumes.
-Responsibilities included collaborative design direction, construction of white bodysuits and silk organza collars, and photography at the Cleveland MakerFaire and Bal Ingenieux.
-Technology used in design process includes embedded LEDs in collars, use of a 3D body scanner to obtain precise measurements, and digital textile printing of original surface print design.
-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 and audio outputs that are projected onto dance costumes. Dancers wear wrist projectors and create visual effects with S.A.R.A. in performances. It was developed by Margarita Benitez and Markus Vogl. Full information is available in the link below.
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.