CLIENT: N/A | DATE: July, 2019
Playing with drone footage has become a new interest of mine (see DREAMWORLD). The smooth motion and ability to do what most cameras cannot opens up a lot of doors.
Here I utilized some footage from Art-Tech alum, Jason Kaasovic as he flew through the Minnesota Science Museum. The main manipulation came in VDMX via internal feedback and mirroring. The rest is just happy accidents!
Music courtesy of Harri Bionic
CLIENT: Art-Tech Experience | DATE: July, 2019
An exploration in subverting facial recognition in an age of no privacy. Effects created and adjusted in VDMX.
CLIENT: REM5 VR Lab | DATE: June, 2019
Starting to experiment more with 360 and the possibilities of glitching it out. Below is a quick example of how a relatively boring commute can turn into something a bit more magical.
CLIENT: Northern Spark | DATE: June, 2018
I was asked to contribute video remixes for the 2018 Northern Spark festival by Paige Dansinger of the Better World Museum. The source videos were of people drawing local edible plants in virtual reality. I created a three layered mandala out of these clips and utilized numbers from the Fibonacci sequence to inform the kaleidoscopic effects. This, in turn, created new and novel virtual flowers with similar shapes and growth patterns that can be found in nature.
This was part of a group projection for two nights on the ceiling of the Minneapolis Central Library.
Learn more about the project below:
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: December, 2017
All of humanity's great discoveries seem to happen around 2 AM. These bizarre face transformations are right up there.
Messing around with VDMX is where we find some of the best combinations of glitch and just plain bizarre outcomes.
Given that my desk has some good LED lighting we played around with glitching our own face, below are the results.
CLIENT: Better World Museum | DATE: August, 2017
50 year old photos are brought back to life through the use of AR. Like a cryogenic piece of film, new tech has been invented in order to give these moments a second chance at it.
CLIENT: Nutmeg Brewhouse | DATE: May, 2017
vīcīnia: neighborhood, nearness, vicinity.
For this installation I wanted to create a piece that changed as you observe it and based on how you observe it. Thinking about how people look at and talk about a piece of art in a gallery this one actually reacts to you based on your movement (through a live video feed) and what conversations come to mind (audio reactivity).
This piece was first exhibited at the Nutmeg Brewhouse in Arden Hills and then a week later at their Burnsville location. I wanted to show how the space and people can create vastly different outcomes from the same program.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: February, 2017
Some more new discoveries with VDMX came across my screen recently that I'd like to share. With the program's new ability to take a video feed in directly from an iPhone, the possibilities of doing some generative feedback loops were not only possible, but necessary.
You can have a lot of fun just pointing the iPhone camera directly at your output screen and playing around that way, but with the added effects and abilities of VDMX the ability to create crazy outcomes are endless.
Below are some clips that I created using this process and adding just a mirror edge effect and a bit of zoom to crop out the phone's camera on screen display. By mirroring, the fractal worlds create in on themselves and the color is completely natural. I plan on breaking this technique out in a few weeks at events coming up.
See and use all of the gifs here (tag a brother if you remix them)
CLIENT: Andrew Skalak | DATE: October, 2016
My brother was working on his experimental film project "Industrial Declension" and wanted some projection work done. I was in.
We wanted to juxtapose nature and city, beauty and glitch with projections both out and around Chicago's back alleyways and inside of a studio to show tension and chaos with our actress. The results are pretty cool.
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