Earlier this year I provided a little technical direction, an infinity skinsuit print, and augmented-reality make-up for the first Metaverse Makeovers live performance installation on March 19th 2011 at Fur Salon in Melbourne, Australia, during the Melbourne Fashion Festival. The AR make-up was to be projected onto the performers and react to their movements in unique ways for each of the 3 stages of the performance/evolution. The work was a collaborative effort between project director Thea Baumann, Brooke Amity-Stamp from BalletLAB, stylist and contemporary visual artist Alice Lang, contemporary media artist Katharine Neil, documentary film maker Adele Wilkes, and myself.
The footage is mainly culled from shaky iphone clips of on-site testing of a single effect (as I spent most of the performance in a wire-filled cupboard). I will post an update with footage of the final performance as it becomes available. See artabase.net/exhibition/2996-metaverse-makeovers for a more detailed description of the piece.