Through their life and work, dancers, musicians and composers develop an extensive repertoire of motor skills and motor imagery. The concept of motor imagery refers to phenomenal experiences of dynamic states during which an individual mentally simulates physical actions and imaginative gestures. From an artistic point of view, motor imagery of dancers and musicians hold a rich and vivid potential for expressive communication and creative narration.
The core subject of this research project is to study motor imagery in dancers and musicians, and explore how emergent technologies (motion capture and VR) can mediate motor imagery into corresponding sound traces in 3D space. This research aims to provide the foundation of new gesture-based practices and works of immersive sound art, as well as podcasts with the testimony of the artists involved.