CHRISTOPHER B. FARRELL
To live and move in the present moment. To interact with a reflection of yourself in the past and thus regenerate new experiences in the present.
What is the nature of change? How do we experience time and space? The impermanence of this body, this moment, this life. You have the freedom to choose your experience, to make new discoveries.
INVASION addresses the nature of impermanence, transformation, and physical change as perceived through reflected images. This interactive installation utilizes Z Vector, a new audio reactive visualization tool, and a depth sensor camera. Within INVASION, the participants’ movements represent visual content that is sampled, manipulated, and projected on to layered screens. Additional computer generated images developed by animator Whit Alexander simultaneously blend with those of the movers in tandem with an original score composed by Christopher Farrell and mixed by Greg Tobler. Those inside thus become both the performers and interpreters of the installation’s imagery. They experience an endless feedback loop where they witness their moving bodies, respond (or not) to the projections, and thereby generate further content. Each invasion is unique and unrepeatable; however, the duration is finite—exactly ten minutes. Within this time, INVASION generates a private, immersive space for movement improvisation and contemplation. Participants are encouraged to roam freely, to dance and explore the images from different perspectives.
Materials for INVASION were purchased from The Resource Exchange | Philadelphia's Creative Reuse Center:
Multi-Dimensional Audio Professional