Final Project Ideas

I’ve been giving my Final Project for my independent study some thought. Now, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, a live event is not really possible. I will try my best to create the visuals but the rest will have to be a mock designed.

I knew from the beginning I wanted to create a room that people entered. I wanted them to enter the room and get lost in here. I wanted them to forget about the outside world and be so mesmerized by what was in front of them.

My goal for this study has not only been to compare two pieces of software but to prove that real-time interactive visuals play a vital role in how an audience experiences a performance. The only way I want to truly do this justice is by creating an intimate experience between the visuals and the user.

I created the mood board below as some inspiration that came into my mind.

There is something mesmerizing about entering a Yayoi Kusama infinity room. One day I hope to experience this. She uses lights and mirrors to create her exhibit. I want to emulate the feelings people get when entering these rooms.

One way I hope to achieve this is through media glass since my visuals are not lights and need to show my visuals. The mirror mazes are another thing that pops into my head. All three of these pieces of art start to make me think of what I can do.

I follow a lot of generative artists on Instagram. It is where I have been getting my biggest source of inspiration. One type of art I am specifically attracted to is those that have a lot of movement, but it’s not erratic. It’s gentle, almost reminds you of nature. It’s not ‘in your face’ but you still can’t look away.

I’m still trying to decide how I want the art to look like but this is a good starting point. My biggest focus will probably be audio reactivity, as I want to create an immersive experience but I have also been giving some thought to live tracking. I think in the end I will have to pick one over the other as both in a small space might be too much.