Vj Set and Portrait

Oct 16, 2018 00:13 · 200 words · 1 minute read

VJ Set

For this weeks Drawing on Everything homework, we had to create a vj setup and then record a mini performance of it. I chose the track Tiefschwarz - Downstairs (Golffinch Remix) after hearing it on Richie Hawtin’s BBC Radio Christmas special. The vj set had to be composed of videos we shot with our phones. I used Touch Designer for my set, heavily linking morphing of the videos to the levels of the bass.

I debuted this vj set at the ITP Halloween Party, where I also projected people’s moving bodies onto the screen using a webcam and PoseNet:


We were also to take a portrait of a stranger. I had two attempts; I had wanted them to look at the camera but in both cases they didn’t:

A poem writer at the Pakatakan Farmers' Market in the catskills. I asked him first if I could take his picture and he said sure, but unfortunately never looked directly at the camera.
The coffee shop owner at Vittoria cafe in Williamsburg. I also asked him if I could take his portrait, he said sure and looked at my phone but unfortunately when it captured his eyes were closed.