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Tanz Kongress 2022 | Mainz | Sharing potentials

MotionCaptureBox + CongressAvatar

The Motion Bank Team & Jorge Guevara, original idea by Amber Pansters & Finn Lakeberg | CongressAvatar: Martijn Halie
Installation Dance More!
Fri 17.6. | 09:30 to 18:00 | Malersaal – Staatstheater Mainz
Bewegung Barrierefrei


Malersaal – Staatstheater Mainz
Gutenbergplatz 7
55116 Mainz
Route (Google Maps)

The MotionCaptureBox is a room for movement donations created and realised by Motion Bank. It offers the possibility to record snapshots of different ways of moving. The movement of the dancing participants will be captured and will feed into a database storing the data of all participants. This stream of information will be processed anonymously and transformed into an abstract form, the CongressAvatar, therefore the CongressAvatar will be shaped by everyone who has danced in the MotionCaptureBox. It will be visible at different locations around Mainz and in the Tanzkongress.NITEhotel.

Donate your movement! Take the unique chance to become a part of the CongressAvatar and experience this motion capture technology. Come meet the team and learn more about Motion Bank and its work in the Motion Bank Gallery.

Additionally, you can choose to experience an abstraction of your own movements in real-time using a VR Headset, courtesy of our guest researcher Jorge Guevara. If you'd like to immerse yourself in this form of introspection, make sure to stay a bit longer - plan for a visit outside the quick movement donation slots!

The MotionCaptureBox will be available throughout the congress, and the exact time slots will be published soon. Book your slot for the MotionCaptureBox upon your arrival at the congress!

The Motion Bank Team & Jorge Guevara