Lockup Residency Aug 2013

During our 3 weeks at the Lockup (previously Newcastle’s Central Police station) we were able to develop a number of elements for a proposed performance/installation work: rima.

Julie researched and wrote texts based around this work’s focus upon isolation and sensory deprivation. She spent an 8-hour period in one of the old cells, which was an art action in itself.

Built-in iSight Snapsh_2029

Together, we commenced thinking and creating:

Computer Vision experiments with Max and Processing to detect presence and movement in a room using webcams and a Kinect camera.

Internet-connected aspects of performance and documentation – text via Twitter and video through Vimeo. An example is here.