Photon Rain @ Tangoneta 2013 from Refraction Labs on Vimeo.
A dancer lost in the neon lights, a melancholic robot under the rain, twilight sparks on asphalt.
These are the mental images that triggered Photon Rain. The work is a live dance and music performance in which dancer’s movements are detected by a sensor and mapped to a system that generates abstract visuals and projects them on stage.
Photon Rain finds its inspiration in both body painting and action painting. As the dancers evolve on stage, they effectively paint with their entire body non-objective lightscapes. The synergy created by the choregraphy, visuals and music aims at recreating a virtual mental space of shadows gliding in ephemeral landscapes. The work follows an almost dramatic progression, where color, movement are main actors but remains open for the audience to project on it it’s own fears and fantasies.
Photon Rain’s “action light painting” is made possible by a software developed in-house that detects the dancer’s movements using a 3D sensor, maps them to a fluid and particle simulation system which is then used to generate the “light paint” projected on stage.
Photon Rain is now touring festivals and venues in Spain and Europe.
Selected Clients, Venues and Festivals
Mutek. March 2014, Barcelona. Photon Rain, Digital Dance Performance.
Thomas Aussenac. December 2013, Barcelona. Quand Partirons-nous ?, Music Video.
Razzmatazz. November 2013, Barcelona. Remains of the Night, Live Visuals.
MIRA. November 2013, Barcelona. Panda Bear Live, Live Visuals.
Tangoneta. July 2013, Cardona. Photon Rain, Digital Dance Performance.
Live Performer’s Meeting. May 2013, Rome. Photon Rain, Digital Dance Performance.
Live Performer’s Meeting. May 2013, Rome. Remains of the Night, Live Visuals.
Art & Gender. May 2013, Düsseldorf. Photon Rain, Photo Exhibit.
Cafe da Madeira. October 2012, Barcelona. Photon Rain, Digital Dance Performance.
Espais Duals. September 2012, Barcelona. Promo Video.
Manrusionica. June 2012, Manresa. Photon Rain, Digital Dance Performance.
El Matadero. July 2011, Barcelona. Live Performance.
Niu. May 2011, Barcelona. Remains of the Night, Live Visuals.
Zentraus. February 2011 – June 2012, Barcelona. Remains of the Night, Live Visuals