an installation game by andrew hieronymi
TRAFFIC is an installation game developed specifically for the Bunker Projects gallery in Pittsburgh PA. It is a continuation of my interest in interactions with cars after my site-specific PARKING installation in MARFA TX in the summer of 2014. TRAFFIC is a playful attempt to bring awareness about the street space cars occupy. In the gallery, a wall projection shows abstracted animations of cars coming both from the left and right of the screen. The car data is taken from a real time feed of the cars driving by the street in front of the gallery. Visitors to the gallery are encouraged to step in front of the projector. Their position in the gallery is picked up by a camera and represented on the projection as a silhouette with a visual trail representing the history of their presence and movements. This setup leads to a dance around cars moving at real speeds until a collision with a passing car generates a pile up and erases the visual marks left by the visitors.
Bunker Projects team
Documentation photography, video and editing:
TRAFFIC was made possible by grants from the Institute for the Arts & Humanities and the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University
Made with OpenFrameworks, Box2D and OpenCV
TRAFFIC - 2015