This was an experimental project researching how human motion can be
expressed through, and transformed into aesthetically appealing 3D shapes.
The result is a collection of unique jewelry made of SLS-sintered white nylon.

Case: How could expressions in human motions such as dance be communicated in 3D shape exploring different techniques?

The Process: We started out identifying trackable human motions and selected possible opportunities for this project. Explorations with light-painting was chosen as the main method, where the image captured would be used to transform into 3D. We started using ledlights and different time exposures. In this step of the prosess we used us selves as dancers. This was not satisfying, the lines did not communicate differences between speed and body parts. Therfore we start testing led-wire,  experimenting with placement, different time exposures. Wich gave us a mutch more satifying image. We came in

contakt whith a profesional danser named Lill. We took amazing photoes of here dancing whith different time exposures in a complete dark room.

Processing: Using selected images in Processing, creating 3D shape from a 2D image based on the variations between light and dark in the image. The result was very interesting, but not satisfying as it is not variable enough. The solution became CATIA. Whitch is an 3D- modelling program. Where we imported selected images to create 3D shapes.

The final concept: We as designers select a set of professional dancers from different genres. These dancers will have led-wire placed on selected body parts.They will then practice their

dancing in a dark room where we will take a series of pictures with a long-time exposure.Afterwards we will go through the images and select the best ones, based on expression. Then we will process the images and transform them into jewelry in a CAD. The jewelry will be produced with additive manufacturing in a limited collection where each piece will be numbered. This also contributes to the desired outcome that the jewelry we create are unique and breaks with the conventional product category. The material and the production method makes it possible to create very advanced forms. The final pieces of jewelry are supposed to be able to be described with some of the adjectives as the actual dance. The project also resulted in a series of beautiful images.

Course: Manufacturing Technology Spring 2011
Context: GK3 Industridesign, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Course responsible: Steinar Killi
Supervisors: Mosse Sjaastad
Group: Sara Svennevik, Mikkel Brandt Bugge and Mona Kleven Lauritzen