“Remixing the Flying Words Project” presented by Jégo, Chateauvert and Tsampounaris


Session Title:

  • Immersion(s) (artist talks)

Presentation Title:

  • Remixing the Flying Words Project

Presentation Subtheme:

  • Symbiotic Imaginaries




  • Remixer le Flying Words Project is a digital art installation crossing the creative sign poetry of Peter Cook and Kenny Lerner with a Virtual Reality (VR) experience. We present here how we are designing the first version of the artwork investigating the idea of symbiosis. It appears to be the central pivot of this project mixing sign-art and digital art, video of the performers with visuals generated by performance-capture and point clouds in real time. Instead of adopting the idea of translating the poem in VR, we have created a passage from one art to the other as a fusion in order to create synesthesia.

    The method adopted is a “bricolage” between several scientific tools based on DIY practice, biomechanics, movement quality analysis, and on human perception, body referential to create a synesthetic experience. Analyzing the ways we address the first version of the VR experience reveals how the arts practice were crossed, the technologies were merged and the different
    backgrounds of the team members got synchronized.