Cosmogony – video installation using motion capture (2020)

Gilles Jobin


Cosmogony is a video installation made of 4 projection screens, in which virtual dancers, previously recorded in real time using motion capture technology, constitute the imaginary cosmogony of a virtual world in suspension. In a sidereal space or within a virtual forest, the moving bodies of the dancers break free from the laws of physics. Through the real movement of their virtual avatars, they offer a unique contemplative experience.


Artistic Director Gilles Jobin
Virtual dancers Susana Panadés Diaz, Rudi van der Merwe, József Trefeli
Soundtrack Tar Pond Musiciens Stefano Mauriello (Guitar), Alain Kupper (Guitar), Martin Eric Ain (Bass), Thomas Ott (Vocals), Marky Edelmann (Drums), Michael Flury (Horns), Patrick Hollenstein (Synth), Tommy Vetterli (E-Bow, Synth), Dani Stössel (Synth)
Arrangement by Marky Edelmann, Tommy Vetterli
Mastering by Dan Suter at Echo Chamber
Creative director Camilo de Martino
Lead 3D artist Tristan Siodlak
Developer & technical artist Pierre-Igor Berthet
Motion capture technician Cie Gilles Jobin – Hugo Cahn
Administrator Gonzague Bochud

Production Cie Gilles Jobin – Geneva, Switzerland
In collaboration with La Commanderie – Mission danse of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – France

Supported by City of GenevaPro Helvetia – Swiss Arts CouncilState of Geneva


10 – 11 October : La Commanderie, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
9 – 10 November : Dance Week Festival Zagreb, ZAGREBAČKI PLESNI CENTAR, Croatia