DLECTRICITY™ was scheduled for September 22 & 23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit and showcased 36 artists from Detroit and around the world from the DIA to MOCAD. Please check back often as we continue to share photos and video from the festival.
LOCATION: Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
The interactive audiovisual installation architectural space intervention invites the audience to get in touch with the space. Architectural elements are highlighted by projecting a reconstruction of the real space consisting of white lines.
Visitors entering the space get tracked by infrared depth cameras. The bodies are transformed into contours projected as white lines together with the architecture.
Tracking data from the depth camera is used to generate midi values. Users can trigger sounds by merging their contours with the virtual architecture. The movement of the user and its relation to certain architectural features gets translated into sounds.
The augmented environment itself reacts on audio input. Sounds captured by a microphone are added as noise to the architectural line structure.
Human interaction creates a feedback loop between visuals and audio, bringing the virtual representation of the space to life.
The installation can be extended to an augmented audiovisual dance performance. Dancers explore the possibilities of being part of the projection and interacting with the architecture.