Dolby Laboratories installation Exhibit

Dolby Laboratories installation

The Berlin-based studio onformative merges dance and music to create this synaesthesia-like installation.

The Berlin-based digital art and design studio onformative merged sound and dance in Collide, an art installation for the Dolby Laboratories site in San Francisco. An exploration of the senses, the installation transformed recorded motion data into abstract visuals and sound to provide viewers with the feeling of being immersed in the creative process. 

The workflow allowed for unprecedented exploration to express a new visual language and an innovative format for musical performance. During its creative process, the onformative team researched archives of recorded motion data from different dance genres and “choreographed” the data to capture the core essence of the selected movements, transforming the physical dance movements into an abstract world of color and unique perspective. Three cello players, when using virtual reality headsets to view the space that the choreography occupies, performed music directly influenced by the dancers’ physical gestures in the innovative expanse—virtual reality became a compositional tool to create a soundscape.

The result of a collaboration between visual artists, sound artists and musicians, Collide was created with a commitment to exceed expectations and search for new forms of expression. With its painterly visuals and original chamber music—but more importantly, with the union betwen the two—the art installation honored its commitment, mixing, reversing and eliminating restrictions of time and space for a unique multisensory experience. 

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