Conduit - Digital motion capture performance
Designed by Sian Fan, 'Conduit' won the Digital Arts Category in the Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci 2020.
Conduit by Sian Fan 3 (2020) by Sian FanGlobal Design Graduate Show
‘Conduit’ is a digital performance incorporating motion capture with live movement, featuring the artist as the solo performer. It uses an Xbox Kinect sensor mounted directly above the lying performer to capture and translate her movements onto a virtual avatar.
The virtual body is projected at the foot of the live performer and appears partially submerged in an inky black liquid. As the physical body extends and writhes, the virtual body emerges from the liquid.
The projection is a black mirror to reality, reflecting and distorting the physical performance. ‘Conduit’ meditates on the limitations and differences between virtual and physical bodies, especially in light of our new sensitivity to the fallible nature of the physical body.
Conduit by Sian Fan 2 (2020) by Sian FanGlobal Design Graduate Show
It explores the differing capabilities of each form, as well our entangled connections to our virtual avatars and to technology as a whole.
"Since graduating I've been really busy! I spent a year in residence at Alexander McQueen's Sarabande Foundation, had my first international solo show with Virginia Bianchi Gallery and I won the New Covent Garden Vitrine commission."
Conduit by Sian Fan 1 (2020) by Sian FanGlobal Design Graduate Show
"I also became artist in resident at the V&A Museum for their Digital Wonderlands residency, performed in the V&A Performance Festival and exhibited in a duo show at FACT Liverpool, called 'My Garden, My Sanctuary'." - Sian Fan
FIRST NAME: SIAN
LAST NAME: FAN
UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE: CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS UAL
COURSE / PROGRAM: FINE ART MA
SPECIALISMS: DIGITAL ARTS / FINE ART / ART PERFORMANCE
WEBSITE: Conduit by Sian Fan