Mocapton Monologues


Choreographer Agata Maszkiewicz and digital artist Albena Baeva spent a month-long residency working together in Athens. During the research process Albena presented to Agata Runabout Project’s invention, the Mocapton. This is a motion-capture costume designed as a musical instrument for interactive dance performances.

 For almost a month Mocapton was the center of their attention and became a modus vivendi of their artistic cooperation.  The decision to focus on the costume itself determined the logic of the process. Daily routines, activities, order of experiments were designed by the Mocapton’s ‘needs and moods’.  The idea was to first understand the system, its potential and eventual limits, before filling it with new projections, ideas and functions.

Mocapton Monologues is a presentation of that research. The presentation includes screening of The Invisible Partner, a video documentary about the Mocapton, a short presentation - performance and a Q&A session. This is a collection of impressions from the research residency, a serie of different points of view. It is not a performance in its classical form. It is an answer to an impossible task of describing what happen in a one-month residency period between two artists in Athens.

Derida Dance Center is the Bulgarian partner in the project Identity. Move!

The project IDENTITY.MOVE! is being realized with the financial support of Culture Programme 2007 - 2013 of The European Union.