Rebody (2010/2015)

Rebody (2010) by Gerhard Eckel, Michael Schwab and David Pirrò is a video and installation piece in which the captured motion of a dancer is transformed into a dynamic drawing that informs a musical composition. The piece explores the dance movements, the drawing algorithms and the musical structures in an attempt to create aesthetic resonances and convergences. The work investigates how structured creative processes can transpose rather than represent the dancer's movements. Rebody is based on motion-capture data collected from Bodyscapes (2009), an intermedial solo dance performance by Valentina Moar (choreography/dance), Gerhard Eckel and David Pirrò (composition).

Rebody was premiered on 16 September 2010 as part of the Research Festival 'Unexpected Variations' at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium.

This exposition was prepared in 2014/15.

Rebody led to the research project Transpositions [TP].

→ Installation Version

→ Performance Version


Event 1: 16 September 2010, Orpheus Institute,Ghent, Research Festival 'Unexpected Variations'.

Event 2: 9 November 2010, György Ligeti Hall, Graz, Symposium Raum:Konzepte.

Event 3: 9 December 2010, Aula, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Nocturne 33.

Event 4: 25 May 2013, Conway Hall, London, Copy Press launch.


Event 5: 25 April 2014, Research Catalogue Workshop at KTH, Stockholm.

Event 6: 13-17 May 2016, DA TA rush, Angewandte Innovation Lab, Vienna.