Zachary Lieberman's work uses technology in a playful and enigmatic way to explore the nature of communication and the delicate boundary between the visible and the invisible. He creates performances, installations, and on-line works that investigate gestural input, augmentation of the body, and kinetic response. Lieberman has held artist residencies at Ars Electronica Futurelab, Eyebeam, Dance Theater Workshop, and most recently at the Hangar Center for the Arts, Barcelona.
Lieberman is currently developing a suite of software for disabled students that transforms their movement into an audio-visual response as a means for performance and self-expression. He is also collaborating with Theo Watson and Arturo Castro on an open source toolkit, openFrameworks (openframeworks.cc), for creative coding in c++.
Theodore Watson (muonics.net) is an artist, designer and experimenter whose work is born out of the curiosity and excitement of designing experiences that come alive and invite people to play. Theodore’s work ranges from creating new tools for artistic expression, experimental musical systems, to immersive, interactive environments with full-body interaction. His recent work includes the Graffiti Research Lab's Laser Tag, laser graffiti system and Funky Forest, an immersive interactive ecosystem for young children. Theodore works together with Zachary Lieberman on openFrameworks, which is an open source library for writing creative code in C++.
Watson's work has been shown at MoMA, Tate Modern, Ars Electronica, The Sundance Film Festival, Res Fest, REMF, Cinekid, Montevideo, OFFF, SHIFT, ICHIM, The Creators Series, Deitch Projects, Eyebeam, Pixel Gallery, Museum N8 Amsterdam.
Arturo Castro is currently based in Barcelona. He studied computer science and has collaborated in several creative projects since 2004. Arturo works with Zachary Lieberman and Theodore Watson in the development of openFrameworks, is the maintainer of the Linux version and leads the openFrameworks working group at Hangar (Barcelona).
Videography: Amanda Long and Michael Pisano.