Lock and Key was a dance thesis directed and choreographed by Sophia Stoller. The piece explored containment, entrapment, control and protection. I developed my video design that responded conceptually as well as in real-time to the action on stage. Using a combination of prerecorded content, live infrared camera feeds and generative visuals, I illuminated the stage space and enhanced the dancers' movement.
The centerpiece of the hour-long performance was an improvised solo in which a dancer's shadow struggled against a digital mesh that followed her every move. Using an infrared camera, I tracked her shadow and processed the image using computer vision libraries and OpenFrameworks to detect what is called the shape's "convex hull," or its outermost edges. I then took this data and developed forms based on it in real time.