Vox Lumen


The Deakin Motion.Lab, in partnership with Federation Square, is delighted to present Vox Lumen: People into Light at White Night 2015.

Vox Lumen will transform Federation Square into an interactive world with stunning abstract digital projections, dancer-driven live motion capture, and interactive content that will track the movement of the crowds across Melbourne’s biggest night of arts and culture. The event will be a combination of live performance and audience interactivity.

The production, which will take place on Federation Square’s main stage from 7pm-7am on 21 February, features dancer/choreographer Steph Hutchison. Hutchison will be wearing a high-tech Moven motion capture suit, courtesy of Deakin’s Centre for Intelligence Systems Research (CISR). This marker-less full-body suit allows the work of the Deakin Motion.Lab to go mobile, taking a technology that is usually limited to a commercial lab setting into the heart of the city. The inertial-based suit measures the movement of the dancer using an internal gyroscope so that every move Hutchison makes will directly affect the content on the screen.


“The movement of individuals in the crowd will actually influence the graphics on the screen,” says Peter Divers, project manager of Vox Lumen. “It’s an amazing opportunity for visitors to Fed Square to participate in a large-scale interactive art installation, as well as to see live motion capture in action.”

Using cutting edge motion tracking technology and self-generating live motion feeds, Vox Lumen will demonstrate the potential of performance and new technologies to construct imaginative architectures with a stunning performance of imagery and lights.

Vox Lumen kicks off in Federation square at 7pm on 21 February 2015 and will run for 12 hours.

The Deakin Motion.Lab is a centre of Art, Movement and Technology on Deakin University’s Burwood Campus.

Press Release 1 Melbourne White Night- 5 Feb 2015- FINAL FOR CIRCULATION


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Vox Lumen 1- photo credit Deakin Motion.Lab