The ShadowEngine is a shadow theatre simulator and enables co-creative acts of performance animation. Performers control the movement of animated objects via touch surfaces, gestures, hand or eye movements.
ShadowEngine003 is the latest iteration of a performance animation system I've been making as part of my DPhil study. The figures are scans from a Karagöz collection held by Institut Internationale de la Marionnette (IIM), Charleville- Mézières, France. The IIM kindly supported me in a research residency (2013-2014) investigating the use of digital technology in the performance and preservation of kinetic objects.
REDESIGN IN PROGRESS: TODO: Add specification of the ShadowEngine003 and a fuller blog post.
TODO: Find a quotation from KaragözHansjürgen Fettig, author of Simpli Nota