A portrait of American choreographer Merce Cunningham. Images of his hand movements taken by Motion Capture—close-ups recorded during a performance of his choreographed piece “Loops”—are recombined.
Cunningham’s voice is used as the basis of a musical score. Music Intelligences analyzes his voice and, in accordance with constants in the sounds of his words and what he says, control a piece of piano music by John Cage. A delightful blend of on-stage artistry and media technology.
Prix Ars Electronica 2004, Honorary Mention Interactive Art