Digital Body Swap
Have you ever wanted to try on someone else's body? Well, with this interactive multimedia installation, you can!. Maybe you've tried out one of those "Face Swap" apps on you phone? Well, this installation is kind of like that, except with your whole body
This installation is a video projection which people can stand in front of. The projector is mounted high above the screen, projecting down on to the screen at a sharp angle so that people's bodies do not get in the way of the projection beam. A Kinect Depth sensor is mounted at the bottom of the screen. It picks up the images of the spectators (who are illuminated by a lamp pointing outwards towards the spectators). Their images are captured and swapped in real-time. The installation is designed for two people at a time, and they can delight in manipulating the body of their viewing partner like a puppet (and naturally vice versa). You can see a brief video of it in action here: https://vimeo.com/manage/236292401/general
I am a multi-media artist who specializes in sculpture and interactive installations. My interactive installations are designed to turn the spectator into a performer in some way. My works tend to satirize the drive to optimize our bodies and our need to curate how those optimized bodies are represented to the world as digital "stories".
I plan to deinstall the projector and the screen on the last day. It shouldn't be too much work. There aren't that many components,
Between 4-6 square meters
Maybe could help me mount the projector and screen? (I may need some kind of hanging construction or mount it on a marquee which I will bring)
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