Directed and choreographed by Leslie Scott, Thread was a contemporary dance piece inspired by Ariadne and the Minotaur. Dissatisfied with her previous designer, Scott brought me on board to redesign the show for its remounting at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I took the image of the thread leading the way though the labyrinth, paired it with the analogy of algorythms as modern myth (in as much as it makes sense of a complex world) and developed imagery from there.
I used two projectors focused on the same surface, one from above the dancers and one below, to trap the performers and their shadows within the content. Much of the material was prerendered, but some used a live feed from an infrared camera, processed and repurposed. We used it as a mask to map the content onto the dancers bodies, as a responsive light source and to light paint with invisible LEDs.