dance-tech.net went to Eyebeam's Mixer party. This is a short video showing visitors interacting with
drawn - an installation for hands and ink, zachary lieberman (2006)
From Zach's website:
This project presents a whimsical scenario in which painted ink forms appear to come to life, rising off the page and interacting with the very hands that drew them. Inspired by early filmic “lightning sketches,” in which stop-motion animation techniques were used to create the illusion of drawings escaping the page, drawn presents a modern update: custom-developed software alters a video signal in real time, creating a seamless, organic and even magical world of spontaneous and improvised performance of hand and ink.
MIXER, Eyebeam’s new series dedicated to showcasing leading performing artists in the fields of live video and audio.
In addition to live performance by video artists, musicians, VJs and DJs, each MIXER event will present new interactive work by Eyebeam artists that encourages audience participation and creative play.
Hybrid in format, and Eyebeam in spirit—collaborative, spontaneous and a little off-the-wall—MIXER will electrify Eyebeam’s Chelsea warehouse for a Saturday night quite unlike any other.
Media sponsor: The Onion. Liquor sponsored by Newcastel Brown Ale and Kronenbourg 1664
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