The 2010 DaDafest ended yesterday with an awards evening at the Bluecoat.
Simon McKeown, one of the UK’s leading digital artists, was named DaDaFest Artist of the Year 2010 for his work ‘Motion Disabled’ which was projected in 17 countries globally yesterday on International Day of Persons with a Disability, including the side of the St Georges Dock ventilation shaft.
Motion Disabled is a digital exploration of the bodies - the biological pathologies - of people who are physically different. The work makes use of motion capture, a technique more commonly associated with feature films and computer games, along with 3D animation to create a kinetic connection with the human form - beautiful everyday movements highlighting all the intricacies and uniqueness of each person’s physicality.
It has been created by recording the physical movements of fourteen physically impaired people with conditions such as Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy and Brittle Bones who had their movements recorded - their physical signatures captured in 3D forever.