Project name Body Paint
Persons Mehmet Akten
City London
Country UK
Period 2009
Tags spacial projection, motion tracking, bodies, generative animation, multi-user, large field of view, human live performance, interaction with public, live, generative, non-linear narrative, any stage, live, dance, motion tracking, real-time,
Text “Body Paint” by Mehmet Akten is an interactive installation and performance allowing users to paint on a virtual canvas with their body, interpreting gestures and dance into evolving compositions. The installation is designed to work with any number of people and is scalable to cover small or large areas. The interaction is very simple - movement creates paint. Hidden in the simplicity, are many layers of subtle details. Different aspects of the motion - size, speed, acceleration, curvature, distance all have an effect on the outcome - strokes, splashes, drips, spirals - and is left up to the users to play and discover.