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sebastiaan smink

Sebastiaan Smink

 
sebastiaan smink
 
sebastiaan smink
sebastiaan smink
sebastiaan smink
sebastiaan smink
sebastiaan smink
experimental dance film
2022
experimental dance film
2022
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Creative direction, sound: Sebastiaan Smink
CGI: Axel Schoterman
Choregraphy, dance: Rebecca Collins
Special thanks to 'Het Nieuwe Kader'
IS THIS THE REAL LIFE?

We live in a time where, under the influence of big tech, our culture is increasingly being led towards a virtual existence. Will the big migration from the natural to the virtual world change the way we express ourselves? Will we move differently? Talk differently? Sing or dance differently?

With these initial questions, Axel Schoterman, Sebastiaan Smink and Rebecca Collins started their investigative art film Act Natural || Virtual Act. This film, also known as A.N.V.A., is an artistic exploration of what it means to digitally modify natural expression. As a goal, the project set out to determine how far they could take human expression into virtuality before it started to feel "unnatural," and as dance is one of humanity's oldest and most universal forms of expression, the A.N.V.A project was set out to capture just that.

Act Natural || Virtual Act uses cutting-edge motion capture technology to showcase a live improvised choreography of dancer Rebecca Collins to the inch. In post processing, the recorded data was converted into CGI visuals using procedural techniques that mimic natural forces. All together, the result is an experimental art film that pushes the boundaries of the real and unreal, the natural and the virtual.