Tango Dance is a series of works that explore the storytelling potential and the boundaries of 3D scanning moving subjects.
When 3D scanning humans, subjects are asked to be very still in order to get realistic results. That makes people very self-conscious of their bodies. In this work, subjects move freely. This results in a more human, “imperfect” scan, where gestures are part of the story. The goal is not to have a life-like volumetric replica of something, but to invite the audience to think about volumetric representations of bodies in the context they are in.
For the presentation of this project, 3D scenes are flattened into 2D canvases. The result seen is something in between a photograph, a painting, and a digitally created artwork. We can also see a parallel with chronophotography, photos that are taken with low shutter speed and pointillism art.