What will be the future body?January 24, 2021
Interpolate - The Future Body
London Dance Photographer Apetura collaborated with Architect and Dancer, Angelina Papachatzaki in this unique project. Apetura photographed Angelina wearing the device to showcase the independence and inter-dependence of body and device and the sensation of movement and touch from skin and metal.
Materials, code and body will become one. Body Augmentation will push us to our boundaries and will extend our senses.
Interpolate was developed by Angelina Papachatzaki as part of the research thesis of MArch Design for Performance and Interaction at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
Inspired by the contemporary dance technique of contact improvisation, the wearable attempts to simulate the sensation of touch on the bodies of the performer and audience members. Interpolate explores possibilities around the puppetry of the self and of others, but attempts to represent trust and empathy between dancer and audience rather than domination and control.
This is one of the most unique and inspiring projects I have been involved in. During the shoot it was necessary to portray Angelina’s movement and dancing as well as the structure and detail of the device.
I am immensely grateful to Angelina for giving me the opportunity to collaborate on this project. The shoot took place at the Studio Photo Gallery in Bermondsey, my recommended studio in London.