WHIRLWIND

In an attempt to create an experience that enables one to revisit their childhood feelings of curiosity and exploration. I built an interactive pinwheel with a visual counterpart. The viewer draw particles onto the surface using the pinwheel, and the can “blow them away” by blowing on the pinwheel.

Ingredients:

Max/MSP Programming, Arduino, RF send/receive modules, IR LED, one small motor for speed input.






 

DIGITAL MOIRÉ

DIGITAL MOIRE from Pascal Champagne on Vimeo.

Description: DIGITAL MOIRÉ explores how media changes shape, form and feeling once it is transfigured  onto/into another medium.

This work was inspired by Poemotion a book of “visual illusions” by Takahiro Kurashima. By overlapping video planes in Max/MSP we recreated the illusions from the book and expanded on them from a digital context. Providing viewers a destabilizing experience with the help of loud pulsing noises controlled by people’s presence and as an added sculptural element, we used wool strings to extend the light form and structure the space and viewing angle.

We made this interactive projection mapping sculpture.
using a kinect and some very simple animation techniques. The kinect senses people as they approach and thier presence aniamtes the illusions on the floor. As the number of viewers grow, the speed of the animation increases.

Contribution: Design research & Max/MSP audio/visual programming and Kinect sensor integration

More Info: http://digitalmoire.ca/

FEAR OF FLIGHT

I had the opportunity to assist Freida Abtan with the installation of several projectors and lights
for a multi-disciplinary performance project installed in Concordia EV’s Blackbox.

Tasks particular to projectors:
mounting, rigging, registration, color-matching, and maintenance.

Official Role: Production Assistant

Fear Of Flight
“An Immersive multimedia production in five movements. by Freida Abtan”

These video show the projection set-up nicely…

To see  documentaiton of movement 4 click here