Catherine Wheel - 1982


Allen created a dancing computer generated character who plays the role of St. Catherine in Twyla Tharp's 90 minute video dance piece, "The Catherine Wheel", with music by David Byrne. This is one of the first and most intricate examples of 3D computer generated human motion and the first to be aired on television.

Dan Rather from CBS News featured this work as the theme for a news special on "Man and Machine".