MIRRORING & ENACTING
Gesture Lab 1 MIRRORING & ENACTING
Participatory public installation, London, 2019.
Developed in collaboration with a neuroscientist Dr Adela Desowska.
Commissioned by Artillery. Image ©James Robertshaw
Developed in collaboration with a neuroscientist Adela Desowska, we presented selected footage of working gestures and asked visitors to mimic a range of movements. Public was invited to interact with archives of body labours, fragmented semantics and gestic sounds. Participants response to stimuli of different modalities was measured in a purpose build booth. Their gestic responses were viewed live [shadow projection] and recorded for further study.
Concept draws on Frank Gilbreth’s chronocyclegraphs, Laban/Lawrence kinethography and manual hielogryphics of Francis Bacon.