Forms: Quayola, Memo Akten and Nexus Interactive Arts

Curator: Graham Roberts
date: July 19, 2012
Categories: Information Design, Motion Graphics
Tags: Forms, London Olympics, Motion Capture
Forms interactive installation for the National Media Museum

For the 2012 London Olympic games, digital interpreter Quayola and visual artist Memo Akten teamed up with Nexus Interactive Arts to produce an interactive animation and installation for the Cultural Olympiad at the National Media Museum in Bradford. The work is called Forms and is part of the exhibition “In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement” at the National Media Museum, which runs until October 14, 2012.

The project uses motion-capture data of athletes to create bizarre and abstract form-shifting designs. It’s fascinating to me how much of the human form survives and can be recognized through this abstraction. 

Forms interactive installation for the National Media Museum

Quayola, Memo Akten and Nexus Interactive Arts
Screenshot of Forms

A great example of beautiful work that can arise from the intersection of technology and art.

Full Credits:

Quayola and Memo Akten – Artists
Nexus Interactive Arts – Production Company
Beccy McCray – Producer
Jo Bierton – Production Manager
Matthias Kispert – Sound design
Maxime Causeret – Houdini Developer
Raffael F J Ziegler (AKA Moco) – 3D Animator
Katie Parnell – 3D Tracker
Eoin Coughlan – 3D Tracker
Mark Davies – 3D Tracking Supervisor

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