Dr Kim Vincs
Deakin Motion.Lab, Deakin University, Melbourne
Kim Vincs is Associate Professor of Dance and Motion Capture at Deakin University, and Director of the Deakin Motion.Lab motion capture studio and research centre. She is a choreographer, interactive artist and researcher specializing in developing new ways of investigating and creating dance using digital technology. Her collaborations integrate scientific and artistic approaches. She is currently working on ‘Capturing Dance: using motion capture to enhance the creation of innovative Australian dance’, a three year project, supported by the Australian Research Council’s Discovery program (DP0987101), which aims to identify choreographic movement signatures using motion capture, in collaboration with Mathematician Vicky Mak-Hau (Deakin University) and Biomechanist Richard Smith (University of Sydney). She also collaborates with cognitive psychologists Kate Stevens (MARCS Auditory Laboratory, University of Western Sydney) and Emery Schubert (University of New South Wales) investigating choreographic structures and audience response.
Her choreography focusses on using motion capture and 3D stereo projection to enhance the spatial impact of dance performance. Works include ‘The Silk Road Project’ in 2007 with Matthew Delbridge, QUT, ‘Aura’, 2009 with interactive artist John McCormick, and ‘Choreotopography’ in December 2010, in collaboration with John McCormick, Daniel Skovli, Peter Divers, Rob Vincs, Deakin University’s Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention and the Melbourne Ballet Company. Most recently, she presented 'Choreographing Digital Space' at Gasworks Theatre, Melbourne, with John McCormick, Shaun McLeod, Stephanie Hutchinson, Rob Vincs, Daniel Skovli, Peter Divers and Richard Burt.