Vast Body 22

  • Vincent Morisset
  • Canada
  • 2018
  • Digital
  • International Premiere
  • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction, DocLab Program

Vast Body 22 is a collaborative experiment on movement. In front of a camera, different people were invited to imagine and embody a wide spectrum of postures that the system can perceive and understand. In the installation, a myriad of alter egos continuously try to replicate the movements of the person facing it. Interpreting your behavior, the software distills this continually changing input into a projection of a body that moves fluidly with yours, yet fluctuates continuously between different bodies and identities.

The experience is a playful, visually arresting act of imagination. Through some kind of magic mirror, it connects the physical body with a digital incarnation, offering the chance to briefly inhabit another through movement. The work draws on timely questions of identity, empathy and our relationship with other-than­-human intelligences. 


  • Spoken languages: No dialogue
Vincent Morisset
Caroline Robert
Vincent Morisset for AATOAA
Key collaborator
Louise Lecavalier, Rachelle Harris, Kathy Casey, David Francke-Robitaille, Club Vidéo, Louise Bédard, Marc Béland, Shraddha Danielle Blaney, Valérie Chartier, Karla Étienne, Paul-André Fortier, Elinor Fueter, Claude Godbout, Lucie Grégoire, Liven Lamothe, Patrick Lamothe, Yuma Lamothe, Mia Lapierre Poirier, Robert Meilleur, Linda Rabin, Janne Rieu, Romie Rieu, George Stamos, Philip Szporer
Thierry Sirois

IDFA history

International Premiere
DocLab Domesticating Reality
IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction
DocLab Program

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