Éloïse Baslé – Master diploma – Graphic Design
Virtual Reality plays a special part in the documentary thanks to its new way of dealing with information, which we did not get in traditional documentaries. “Being there”, learning, memorizing and experimenting, thus accessing to a new state of conscience and better grasping reality, are the assets of VRdocumentaries. Indeed, as information becomes a life experience, we may wonder if Virtual Reality could have another use beyond documentaries : it may also be used as a teaching tool and a writing tool.
Body undergoes gravity, draws invisible traces and lines in space and contains meaning and emotion. It is either strong, firm, sudden, or continuous, it is more than a shape. Body holds a complexity of information in space and time. Being emancipated from its finished shape, it exists differently in the virtual world.
How does the viewers’ perception of a show change according to where they are seated in theaters? What do they miss of the performance on stage? When language is not enough and too confusing, how could bodies’ spatialization help dancers to understand the qualities of movement? How could we work on a new way of “dance writing”?