Curtain of Light

 
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'Curtain of Light' was created as the artist team, Everything Good Studio, with Jack Kalish for our residency with Das Institut Für Alles Mögliche in Berlin.

Curtain of light has since been shown at the Wallplay Gallery on Canal street in New York city and is available for purchase on Artsy.

 

Artist Statement

Curtain of Light is an interactive volumetric projection
installation. A barrier of light divides the gallery - which
visitors are encouraged to push against. The boundary
moves and sounds in response to the touch of those that
approach it.

The installation creates an environment that encourages strangers to
interact and connect with one another. Participating in
Curtain of Light acts as a catalyst for dissolving barriers
and bringing people together through a common experience.

 
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Technology

A 3D camera mounted on the ceiling tracks visitors in the space. Custom software written in C++/OpenFrameworks analyzes people's motion, and a reactive line animation uses a physics engine to respond the the touch of participants as they approach and interact with the installation. Sound effects and samples are triggered in response to different events - such as when someone touches the line.

 

Special thanks to: Stefan and Ulrike Riebel (residency organizers), Marek Bareza (sound + programing help), Tim Best (documentation help), Ola Zeilinska (documentation help)