The visuals on all four screens of the Colorbox are a collaboration between the VJ and live bodies picked up by the Kinect.
While interested in color perception and body movement, Azuray Swimwear and the gorgeous models who collaborated on the Colorbox performance at ArT=Mixx "Abstract", redirected my editing attention. Nevertheless, I hope you are able to appreciate the journey through complementary colors that is the foundation for this piece.
A grey circle appears as if a sphere when surrounded by the gradient background. We travel across the color wheel to the complement shifted by 15 degrees endlessly bouncing roughly to the corresponding color our eyes would find when fatigued. At the end, the blue circle disappears and, if you are intent enough, leaves you with an after image of yellow. Immediately prior to the circle disappearing, the gradient background animation is seeking the value (brightness) of the blue circle to attempt the illusion that the blue circle is shaded.
This was the third ArT=Mixx at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and it was the first of three explosive ArT=Mixxes that we (artCOREmaui.com) co-produced.
Videographers: Darris Hurst, Reece Pottorff, Peter King
Azuray Swimwear: Ariana Hornkohl, Ryan McVay
Miranda Sarah Mccain
Jamie Elizabeth Adele Burden
Many Thanks to Trevor Arnholt, Toben Lindel, Ben Yashon, and Cudra Clover for your hard work and creative genius. artCOREmaui.com
Mahalo to the sponsors, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Maui Country, Neida Bengerter and Rusty Conway among many others.
Music: "Beba" Pantyraid