Live Image Performance: Big Dark Age

I performed a 5-minute audio-visual piece at CultureHub for an audience of about 50 people. Here is a recording of it – the piece is called Big Dark Age.

Copyrights to MGMT and Columbia Records for the song ‘Little Dark Age’, and to Warner Brothers for excerpts from The Animatrix.

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No. ∞ Symphony: Installation & Performance

As a group performance, me and my team (Huiyi Chen & Fanni Fazakas) created an object theater installation & performance called No ∞ Symphony.

The piece is an expression of the modern version of the story of Sisyphus – suggesting that life is an endless cycle of actions and choices.

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I’m a VJ now

Over the past few weeks I have been working on my first ‘patch’ – an interface for controlling an audio-visual performance. Here is a still-shot of something made by the patch:

A patch runs in program called Max – also known as Max/MSP/Jitter. It is my first use of a new tool to link sight and sound, as I have done with p5, processing, and animation in the past.

UPDATE: I performed using this patcher

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Gas Pedal, Gas Pedal

I made a gas pedal-style video speed controller / interface in Max/MSP. When you press down on the mouse, it accelerates the playback speed of the video. When the mouse is released, the throttle eases back towards 1x speed:

The acceleration rates and deceleration rates can also be changed with the two sliders in the middle.

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Embracing Serendipity: Sunlight & Voyeurism

I see a lot of potential to manipulate time and light elements with Max/MSP, so I have begun collecting footage of things that may be interesting to:

  • Speed up, slow down, time lapse, reverse, etc.
  • Apply filters of light to, and play with lens glare a little

Here is an example of some footage I collected recently – biking around Brooklyn. Hopefully it can turn into something nice!

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