Butler2 Evelyn – Senses Places, a mixed-reality participatory performance environment

By the users, for the users, OF the users

Senses Places is a ongoing mixed-reality participatory performance environment evolving since 2011 by a transdisciplinar collaboration amongst artists, developers and engineers. A networked artistic experimentation on somatic-technological dance through physical-biometric-telematic-virtual embodied interfacings. This embodied interactive experience proposes a critical creative and sensible environment for participants all over the world to connect towards the emergence new modes of sharing corporealities.
AvatarFest is the first presentation of the project outside of Second Life. Senses Places is a resident project at Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulator (Second Life).
We are very happy to expand into OpenSim and are working to soon develop more.

In this instance, the emphasis for the connections with our avatar and video simulations (through video streaming) and environment is somatic, turned to the networked kinaesthetic empathy, source for the creation/research/play of a more deep and diverse human experience. Senses Places happens between becoming physical-virtual corporealities and private/public environments gathered at AvatarFest.

Please check the calendar for the special performance on 
FRIDAY 07.10.2017 at the Senses Places exhibit.

You can tune into the Livestream channels (for participants to video stream their moves and interact with the avatars):


Log-in to all channels: senses places
senses places: senses places;
sensesplaces2: sensesplaces2;
sensesplaces3: sensesplaces3

Check out the website at: http://sensesplaces.org/
 or visit the facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SensesPlaces for more detailed information.

Isabel Valverde/Butler2 Evelyn (artistic director, choreographer, performer, PT)
Todd Cochrane/Toddles Aeon (technical director, developer, SL expert, NZ)
Ana Moura/Anisabel (choreographer, performer, PT)
Barbara Teixeira/Kikas Babenko (SL performance artist, PT)
Liz Solo (SL multidisciplinary artist and curator Odyssey)
SaveMe Oh (SL visual theater artist, NL)
Isa Seppi/Janjii Rugani (choreographer, performer, BR)
Clara Gomes/Lux Nix (video artist, performer, PT)
Yukihiko Yoshida/Island Habana (coordinator of Japan node, dance educator, critic, JP)
Kae Ishimoto (choreographer, performer, JP)
Jun Makime (choreographer, performer, JP)
Yumi Sagara (choreographer, performer, JP)
Keiji Mitsubuchi (developer, SL expert, JP)
Paulo Fernandes/Genious Bickin (SL designer, performer, PT)
Catarina Carneiro de Sousa/CapCat Ragu (Meta_body avatar design, PT)
Sameiro Oliveira Martins/Meilo Minotaur (Meta_body avatar design, PT)
Artica (biometric interface, PT)
Nick Rothwell (sound interface system, composer, UK)
Mick Mengucci (image-sound interface, developer artist, PT/IT)
Joana Martins/Fonteyn (webcam interface design, performer, PT)
Fernando Cassola Marques (researcher Kinect interface, PT)
Membros do Laboratório Mocap UFBA (Brazil)