Portrait of the ghost drummer by odaibe
The act of drumming motion-captured and turned into a moving three dimensional sketch:
Exploration of graphic qualities in process of playing on a drum kit. Drum sticks are the extensions of drummer’s hands like brush is an extension of the painter’s hand. Invisible dynamics of drummer’s motion creates a spatial path which is both a visualized groove and a graphic notation. My self-developed technique sums the elements of areas such as drumming, music notation, action painting, choreography, calligraphy and 3d drawing.
Tech. description :
This animated drawing is a recorded motion path of drum sticks in process of performing rhythmic composition. Motion trajectory was captured by Vicon MX system, raw CSV files were translated into visual language in C4D. Thanks to David Green for tech. assistance
I worked on this animation during my recent artistic residency at Culture Lab in Newcastle.