Beautiful Beasts

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 | 19:00
Beautiful Beasts

A digital generative storytelling

Upon conclusion of her residency with Rudi Giot, Lucille Calmel, & MARC (Limsi-cnrs), Pascale Barret will present a new "work in progress" version of her project Beautiful Beasts initiated at iMAL during the Arts/Science research project VIRAGE. During this presentation, the public will be able to test the mechanism and ergonomy of interaction with the performers by creating different possible scenarios.

This project has been selected for the Banff Digital Media Institute program: Interactive Screen 1.0 : Beautiful Lives (2010) and presented at KISS2011, Kyma International Sound Symposium in Porto (2011).

About Beautiful Beasts

In the Love Story of the Beauty and the Beast, I can imagine how the Beauty has been disappointed when the Beast became Prince. She devoted so much time to love the animal.
I suppose she asked for another Beast, so ugly, so special. Thus, I created another protagonist, used by the Beauty to control the Beast... who becomes a Beauty, maybe the Beauty would turn into a Beast, and the Teddy change into a Prince ?... 

Mixed Realities

The story will be randomly repeated or removed, for each performance. By manipulating Teddy, Pascale will interact in a flexible time generative scenario on soundscapes and voice, a poetic chat Bot, the emotional expressions of MARC, his body IDLE, movements and camera's parameters around him. The audience will take part in the drama by playing RFID cards. 

Practical Info

Doors: 20:00
Performance: 20:15-21:00

Free entrance!
Bar open

Location: iMAL
30 Koolmijnenkaai - quai des Charbonnages
1080 Brussels, BE

Media Gallery

Pictures: Pascale Barret


Coproduction :
iMAL (Centre for Digital art and technologies, Brussels)

Partners :
LIMSI-CNRS, Computer Sciences Laboratory for MARC (Orsay)/
LARAS, Research Laboratory in the field of Arts and Sciences (Brussels)/
WBTD (Wallonie Bruxelles Théâtre Danse)/
DigitalArti (Digital art international, Paris)

Support :
Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (commission arts numériques).