architectural intervention::volumetric portraiture
Architectural Intervention is an audio visual art installation that explores video-graphic portraiture through the use of 3D volumetric film making techniques. The piece demonstrates exploration into live feedback loops, and research into illusive depth and visual perception.
Volumetric portraits are created through the use of the RGBDToolkit (rgbdtoolkit.com/). An Xbox Kinect sensor is calibrated with a DSLR Camera to capture both depth and high resolution color information, which is then translated into sequences of textured 3D captures of the subject matter.
Sequences I composed with the toolkit were then taken into TouchDesigner for real time audio reactivity and real-time interactive control over 3D animation and compositing techniques.
The piece was installed in an out-of-commission commercial kitchen in Wellington, New Zealand, making use of the clean white surfaces in one of the large walk in chillers.
The intention of the piece is to completely transform the sterile industrial setting, and create a new immersive environment that provides the illusion of added depth and audio visual synthesis.
Audio by Alva Noto (alvanoto.com/)