Virtual Pilobolus is a remake realized by Michel Bret of the installation Corps & Graphie (1997) by Marie-Hélène Tramus (written in anyflo language). The spectator build interactively a pilobolus (a reference to the eponymous dance company), that is to say a tree of dancing bodies. So this installation proposes to the spectator to become a choreographer by composing, from several bodies of virtual dancers in movement, a kind of living vegetal organism moving in real time. He clicks anywhere on a virtual body and then a new one “grows” at this place, and so on by clicking several times.
Michel Bret / Marie-Hélène Tramus
Michel Bret is a professor emeritus at the University Paris 8 in the Department of Arts and Technologies of Image. Since 1976, he writes 3D softwares purpose artistic creation and realizes numerous interactive installations. Marie-Hélène Tramus is professor emeritus at the Arts and Technologies Department of Image at Paris 8 University. She has conducted researches on the behavior and autonomy of interactive virtual entities.