Presence Through Movement was a tryptic of interactive visuals employing the Federation Square camera as input device. The project explored the collision between human movement, abstract visuals and the spectacle. It ran during the Pause Fest 2013 digital arts festival. This interactive screen experience rotated three different scenes to people assembled in front of the large screen. The scenes consisted of three separate motion controlled abstract visual effects transforming the live video feed. As people passed by, they would see a graphical, abstract representation of themselves on the display. What impact does a huge digital mirror have on public space? How does the act of walking become meaningful on a big screen? How is it that a human’s gait is distinguishable in a field of abstract moving particles?
MaterialsCustom computer code, camera, outdoor LED screen