After talking to Ann Arbor Film Festival director Donald Harrison about our nascent interactive project involving 4 channels of video, he mentioned it would fit perfectly with the festival’s 50th anniversary promotional campaign called the 50 screens.
The idea involved 50 screens of moving image art throughout Ann Arbor to promote the upcoming 50th anniversary of the festival. This provided an excellent opportunity to showcase our work while testing our system in a public environment.
Although we had not yet collected the motion capture footage we wanted for the project, we decided to move forward with a beta version. This first edition would feature both of us, shot on live action video.
The rest is history. The installation made its debut in the Michigan Theater Lobby from March 28th to April 1st, 2012.
Below are some stills from the set up of the beta version. Future additions to the installation are in progress and will feature greater diversity in range of bodies and motion.
To view a video of the installation and how it works, visit the about page.