The audience plays as the performer in the dark room with a beam of dim light. One hides his face behind the mechanical gear wheels, wires and controllable parts in the dark and transforms his expression into a huge make-up mask in the frisky air. And so the mirror which called (Oriental) Opera is demonstrating her speech in silence. The image is planted in the remote air and dust and is already transformed as seen to be a long-dead bony gifted young man who sings in his melodic dream.
The audience may place his head into the installed position and seeing a huge face appears in the air. The facial expression which is formed by a set of mechanism, changes with the audience like a giant mirror only seen by his own. Such interaction takes place in a sealed room so the audience is free to make up any facial expression to be playful with the projection.
The inspiration and style of these mechanic facial expressions come from Chinese Opera (Pingju). When the audience opens his mouth, the mouth of mechanic face opens its mouth too and randomly plays the selected tunes of Pingju. The shape of audience's mouth will affect the pitch and volume of the tunes. The installation allows the audience being the only solo performer on this tremendous stage.
An audio-visual sculpture
by Shi Zheng, Tang Xiaodan
マパモク / mapamok is an experimental projection mapping application that is part of the Projector Camera Toolkit developed during Guest Research Project v.1 at YCAM Interlab.
This video demonstrates a workflow for fast projection mapping involving: measuring and modelling the scene (5-30 minutes) followed by installing and calibrating the projector (5 minutes).
Because mapamok is built with openFrameworks, everything is rendered in realtime. This allows for the technique to easily be extended to interactive applications. Near the end, an example of an interactive sound+visual mapping is shown.
Download mapamok here: github.com/YCAMInterlab/ProCamToolkit/downloads
Documentation here: github.com/YCAMInterlab/ProCamToolkit/wiki/mapamok-%28English%29
Music: "Mass" by Vaetxh vimeo.com/29144891