Junji Watanabe received his PhD in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo in 2005 and his MA in Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics in 2002. His research interests lie in the area of cognitive science involving motion and visual perception, as well as auditory and tactile interfaces for communication devices.
This paper discusses perspectives on performance-installations where the dancer’s body is perceived as the intermediary in the relationship with visual and sonic media. Viewpoints of artists working in the area of dance/performance, digital screen media and interactive communication devices are presented together with perspectives drawn from the authors’ own work, Living Lens. The current phase of our project, which incorporates performer gesture, ultrasonic speakers and live vocalisations towards a different kind of ‘speaking body’ and polyphonic chorale, will also be briefly presented.