Black Body Radiation

 

Degree work Media Art and Design (M.F.A.)
Mark: 1.0 and Summa Cum Laude
Awarded with the Bauhaus Graduation Scholarship
Nominated for the ‘Media Art Award 2016’; Bauhaus Universität – Weimar
Under advice of Prof. Dr. Walter Bauer-Wabnegg and Prof. Micky Remann
Bauhaus Universität – Weimar, Germany; 2015/16

BLACK BODY RADIATION contributes to build an interdisciplinary bridge between science and art taking as starting point the blackbody radiation experiment made by Max Planck in 1900.

  • Multimedial performance that combines animation, video, sound, video mapping and stage design
  • BLACK BODY RADIATION develops a hybrid language to connect science, art and design
  • Animation techniques: Trapcode Suite (After Effects), Legetrick, Stopmotion.
  • Software: Adobe After Effects, Premier, Dragon Frame.

 

 

Concept, project management, animation, editing, choreography, photography and stage design:
Melisa Palacio Lopez / Claire Dorweiler

Music:
Noise Canteen – Bert Liebold

Videotechnician:
Jakob Stolz

Camera Performance Documentation:
Alexander Graeff, Marina Belikova

Stage Lighting:
David Leroy, Alexander Graeff

 

CONCEPT

BLACK BODY RADIATION contributes to build an interdisciplinary bridge between science and art taking as starting point the blackbody radiation experiment made by Max Planck in 1900.

Physicists mean by a “body” and “radiation” something other than dancers. Our multimedial performance broaches and illustrates the interplay of meanings. Black Bodies are not only understood in the performance objectively and physically, but also subjectively; as a metaphor into a limited space, into which photons, atoms, human mind and human bodies act and interact – in other words: dance.

The light is the energy that vibrates and oscillates inside this space, inside the blackbody cavity it collides against the walls, pursues not to be confined and heats the body.

The scenes take place onto semitransparent screens placed at an angle. The performers interact with projections illustrating characteristics of light in different proportions. The dramaturgical curve starts at the Planck’s blackbody, clips the chemical effects of light on photographic paper and stretches up to the interaction of people in urban areas.
The phases of the Performance reflect the mutability over the conception of body: in physical experiments, he is an object, in each subject he is made of flesh and blood, as a city, it contains the body movements of people, lights, emotions and collisions.

BLACK BODY RADIATION wants to develop a hybrid language, able to connect science and performing arts rather than to explain scientific theories in the usual words and to provide them with attractive pictures. The scientific revolutions that have moved the human spirit, modern society and sciences, lay the foundation for such bridge of communication. With this scientific discoveries can be exposed to people in an artistic way, so that another vision of science is possible.