House of Design
Way of Arts Lda
The FabriC Association
Frisian Design Factory Website http://www.frisiandesignfactory.nl/ Country the Netherlands Support in communication/dissemination: Nederlands Centrum voor Volkscultuur en Immaterieel Erfgoed http://immaterieelerfgoed.nl/ Dutch UNESCO https://www.unesco.nl/
The ‘Museum of Almost Lost Movements’ is a project that focuses on preserving the almost intangible cultural heritage of motion. Many moves and motions seem to have lost functionality and/or societal relevance in our modern day world. These motions are often associated with arts and crafts, trades, skills and professions from different cultures. In the Museum of Almost Lost Movements we want to capture the motions and movements of craftsmen and – women using 3D motion capture techniques.
Netherlands, Portugal, Bulgaria
Old crafts are rapidly disappearing. These crafts have been handed down from generation to generation. As mass production and urbanization are leaving their mark, younger generations give up on the crafts and knowledge of their ancestors and move to the city. Within a generation ageold crafts will simply become extinct, taking with them the specific movements needed to perform them. Movements and techniques which could be used in other settings such as design and (technical) innovations.
The Museum of Almost Lost Movements will be an online environment where people can study the movements of old crafts. We will capture the movements of artisans with 3D motion capture techniques and collect them. Besides this technical approach to motion we will use storytelling to give more background on the particular craft. The stories behind the crafts, their place in the local community and the history of the artisan are important to deliver context to the motions.
Basis of the ‘Museum of Almost Lost Movements’ is documenting the movements of craftsmen and – women not only by video camera, but recording them with 3D motion capture as well. This way the motions will be viewable in real-time, from any angle, at any pace and from any distance for every user. Motions can be added to the collection by anyone that follows the technical documentation. Additional information can be stored on the virtual museum and by using open source 3D models. Our project will be successful if we can publish the first four captured crafts online and it has been adopted by other parties, such as universities. Once they are on the website we will release our website and technology to the European community. They can also get started on capturing disappearing crafts. Ini
Within a generation age-old crafts will simply become extinct, taking with them the specific movements needed to perform them. Movements and techniques which could be used in other settings such as design and (technical) innovations. It can for instance be used for;
● research purposes (how does the human body evolve),
● for entertainment purposes (as ‘stock moves’ databases for 3D videogames, animations and movies),
● for educational purposes,
● and as inspiration for industrial designers
The Museum of Almost Lost Movements has one foot in the past and one foot in the future. Our project is using modern, state of the art technology to capture in 3D age old motions and movements which have been handed down through generations. Our project will be the place where old and new collide. Preservation of age old motions. Storing these in the museum. And offering them up for study by the innovators of tomorrow. Saving the movements to inspire new generations to find different approaches.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
27000 - 3D-capturing of crafts and implementation
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