2002 – Tania Fraga, Brazilian Computer artist, created original virtual art worlds that became projected environments/installations on stage for the dances – Hekuras – Spirits of the Rainforest (Brazil, 2002) and Hekuras – Spirits of the Rainforest (GW, 2010).
The virtual worlds go under the earth (worms), into a virtual river (Negra with pink dolphins), and become helicopter-like trees, etc. The worlds are intense in color, stunning in the diversity of motion, playful with intriguing, and create magical realms in space.
These virtual worlds are interactive in real-time with the dancers by the use of a wireless mouse. Dancers manipulate the virtual worlds as they are performing/dancing or when they are standing in the wings.
The project was originally commissioned for Brazilians to participate in a Congress in Africa, but that program was cancelled so Hekuras remained only a work-in-progress with an informal presentation in Sao Paulo at the Universidad Anhembi Morumbi.
Tania Fraga, Computer Art, Sao Paulo Brazil
Cyberworlds in Progress – Hekarus Project
Copyright, Tania Fraga
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