Is this record worth a spin? Should I buy it? Will it add to or detract
from my credibility? Should I care?
I wish someone could break it down for me.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Real Virtuality Exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image in NYC

My friend contributed music for this installation. It's currently in its last week and will end on June 12th. If you're in NYC please stop by and check it out. Details below:

The six installations in this exhibition were created by artists and technologists with backgrounds in architecture, painting, filmmaking, video art, and software engineering. They have in common their use of technologies developed for the digital entertainment industries. These installations employ video game engines, motion- and position-tracking, stereoscopic (3-D) digital video, and sophisticated image processing software to create simulated worlds that extend, augment, or disrupt the physical environment of the Museum space.
Marc Downie (b. 1977, Aberdeen, UK; lives in Chicago), Shelley Eshkar (b. 1970, New York City; lives in New York City), and Paul Kaiser (b. 1956, Munich; lives in New York City). 
World premiere, commissioned by Museum of the Moving Image
Stereoscopic projection onto circular screen, polarized filters and 3-D glasses, Kinect camera-based motion capture system, Field visual programming software
Into the Forest immerses the visitor in a 3-D landscape populated by virtual children playing a game of hide-and-seek. When a visitor steps under the spotlight, his or her image is captured and inserted into the landscape. Movements of other characters in the forest are derived from a library of more than 400 motions, originally enacted by two performers. 

Music composed and performed by Tom Chiu (violin). Voices by 1B first graders at The School at Columbia University under the supervision of Sheila O’Shea. Sound design by Terry Pender. Motions performed by Emily Martinez and Shelley Eshkar. Motion capture by Perspective Studios.

Support for prior work underlying 
Into the Forest provided by Dancing in the Streets, the Greenwall Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Circular screen fabricated by Bulldog Interiors.

NOTE: 3-D glasses must be worn in order to experience this work

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