Cosmogony – video installation using motion capture (2020)

Gilles Jobin


Cosmogony is a video installation made up of projection on screens, in which virtual dancers appear in real time at the local venue or festival being remotely motion captured live from our studio in Geneva. 

Thanks to real-time motion capture technology we have developed, the data of the dancer’s movement is sent through the network to be reconstructed, in real time. The real dancers connect their avatars in the 3D spaces on the screens to compose the cosmogony of a virtual world in suspension. In a sidereal space or within a virtual forest, the moving bodies of the dancers are freed from the laws of physics and offer a unique contemplative experience to the audience.


Artistic Director Gilles Jobin
Lead dance artist Susana Panadés Diaz
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 and technologist Camilo de Martino
Lead 3D artist Tristan Siodlak
Developer and 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

Prochaines dates

14 -16 May 2021
Cosmogony – video installation using motion capture
Singapore International Festival of Arts - SIFA
Cosmogony at SIFA 2021