The show still goes on

2 interactive dresses. Super organza, silk and electronic devices


If the majority of Ying Gao’s pieces are created without too much reflection on the body’s movement, the project The Show Still Goes On is just the opposite. Envisioned in collaboration with Artistic Director and Choreographer William Yong from company Zata Omm, the two dresses are made of organza and silk. Electronic devices are directly built in the piece, enabling the garments to react to their environment thanks to a motion detection sensor.
The first dress is equipped with a miniature camera capturing an image which is then projected on a bigger screen in real time. The dress also gages the distance between the first and second dancer and it subtly starts to move - we could even say it dances. The second dress, more discreet in its appearance and movement, is only equipped with motion detection sensors.