Vast Body 22

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

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

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