Vital Spark

Here’s an installation I just developed for the Beams festival in Sydney a couple months ago.

The idea is that users would contort their bodies to look like outlines of animals. We used a Kinect to grab a depth map of the users and then used that to move instances of bricks on a wall.

The only real problem with our end result was that we were supposed to be projecting on a brick wall so it would look like the actual bricks were moving. When we got to the location we found out that we had to move to a blank white wall. So the end result wasn’t quite what we were planning, but people still had fun on the night.