I’ve been in Brighton this week to attend Flash on the Beach. In my opinion one of the best conferences I’ve ever been to. As usual, these kind of conferences are very inspiring to me, and I always get triggered to pursue things I tend to put on the side. Either because I forget about them, or because they’re plain impossible.
Triggered by Joel Gethin Lewis, who used to work for United Visual Artists, one of the things I like to get back to is my experience with stage craft. I’m talking sound and light design here. Last year I saw a session about UVA at the Metropolis Biennale, an architecture/art/theater symposium in Copenhagen and was seriously blown away by their projects. I’ve been a big fan of their work ever since.
Now, the work that UVA does, is EXACTLY the perfect match between my skills in visual programming (flash), my background in theater lighting, and general interesting in electronics (LEDs, sensors, buttons, massive amounts of electrical power, etc).
So, I’ve set myself a goal. I want to create an installation involving a camera, motion tracking, a projector, and some code to support my Copenhagen Ghosts project, which I like to extend with some extra works anyway. I feel that I can take my photography to the next level, if only I set myself to do it (well, someone needs to believe in me, so better start with myself).
I need a way to express myself. This is my new pet project!