I have no idea who this guy is… They were all like copies that I didn’t want or bad prints… Sort of baffled that they couldn’t figure out it was me considering most of those photos are already on the Internet. Just Google my real name ‘Amalia Soto’… I always talk about ownership and letting go of ownership once you put something on the Internet, so it’s interesting that this is happening IRL too.
"What’s He Building In There?" Sundance 2013 New Frontier
A veteran of the inaugural 2007 edition of New Frontier, Ricardo Rivera and Klip Collective return to Sundance to transform the entire front of the New Frontier venue into a 3-D projection-mapped parable, inspired by the Tom Waits song. Sip a hot beverage in the outdoor lounge and watch the walls and windowpanes dissolve into a story about a man on a mysterious mission inside the building.
The installation uses contact microphones, passive sonar and waveform analysis to recognize information of touches. ie where a surface has been hit or how a hand has made contact with the wrist, fingers or the fingernails. The sound received from the contact microphones is digitally “resonated” to produce a melodic note from the original acoustic impulse. The wrist and fingernail hits trigger classic 808 Kick and Clap sounds instantaneously and the audio can be recorded and played back with a custom built loop pedal. The LEAP Motion controller was used to manipulate these sounds with various hand gestures that importantly avoid contact with the table. The projections were designed to visualise the impulses and vibrations generated from playing the Contact table, creating a live audio visual performance instrument.
Piezo sensors and Arduino are used to locate volume transients. Volumes between signals are compared and mapped to X&Y. The mics are connected to an audio interface to process detailed frequency information of surface vibrations in Ableton Live and Max/MSP. Finally the Max patch compares the signals, relative distance value and sends it to Processing via OSC to map to screen. In addition, there is a foot pedal connected to Processing via an Arduino uploaded with firmata.
Osaka Castle 3D Mapping Super Illumination. It rained all night and was very muddy. In spite of the entrance fee, the organizers did not anticipate constant rain and located the entire food court on grounds covered in mud. Exiting the event required trudging through this mud. Very “un-Japanese.”
Elevator show to begin with party - Oregon City’s historic Municipal Elevator is finally ready to star in a nightly video-art installation that’s the product of two years of planning, six months of renovations and countless hours of video editing.