Animation design and discovery for Synchronous Objects, a collaborative project with choreographer William Forsythe
Abstract: This presentation elucidates the design and discovery phases of creating expressive and evocative animation for the project, Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced by renowned choreographer William Forsythe. Forsythe has teamed with art and science researchers at The Ohio State University’s Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) and Department of Dance to create a new visual literature for dance through this project. Animation is the core expressive visual language that articulates his choreographic intention and principles to the viewer. These animated manifestations visualize information in new ways and as departure points for conversation and further investigation.
Biographical Statement: Maria Palazzi is the Director of the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) and Associate Professor of Design at The Ohio State University. At ACCAD Palazzi leads research and curriculum development in the areas of computer animation and graphics, technology and the arts. Palazzi’s recent collaborative project Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced with renowned choreographer William Forsythe and OSU professor Norah Zuniga-Shaw, extends her research agenda in the areas of animation as information and transformation and management of multidisciplinary collaborative research groups.