Made using: OpenFrameworks, Ableton, Max/MSP, Arduino

My role: Execution strategy, ambient special effects of water reflections, documentation video editing

This collaborative project was an experiment in designing for live performance. The group was made of Azure Qian, Haylee Jung, Junghyun Moon, Michael Ricca and myself. We made the visuals, the sound and special effects for a dance performance by Xiaoxiao.

The theme of the performance is based on the Chinese proverb: 水能載舟,亦能覆舟 ( shuǐ néng zài zhōu, yì néng fù zhōu) which translates to “The water that bears the boat is the same that swallows it”. Through the performance, we tried to visually present the spectrum of nature of water; implying its resemblance to quite about everything in this world.. you think it’s nice and innocuous, but it could very well be destructive.

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