THE UNDA

Interactive Installation

Sound & Movement Illuminates


The UndaWorld: A place of peace and ease to flow out of the Matrix

The UndaGround: Where Art is created from the Heart


THE ‘UNDA’ STRUCTURE BECOMES FULLY ILLUMINATED WHEN THE VOLUME OF THE HUMAN VOICE OR SOUND REACHES A CERTAIN LEVEL

It is ‘Unda’ instead of ‘Under’ to twist the meaning of the word and reinvent its definition.
The Unda is where we feel free to be who we are even if judged for being different. Difference is beauty.
Planet earth is all about diversity.


THE UNDA’S STRUCTURE GREEN ILLUMINATION IS PRECISELY CONTROLLED BY THE MOVEMENT OF A HUMAN HAND

Conformity is forced in society but does not cultivate people for who they are in their hearts and life purpose except for the few… Many others have natural gifts that are not considered as being important.
We see this in schools, the work place, and more.
Conformity is why many choose careers just for money even if it causes a ‘fake’ life to just be accepted.


A LOW SOUND ACTIVATES THE MIDDLE OF THE ‘UNDA’ STRUCTURE

Nature thrives in biodiversity… Humans change from region to region all over the world… So why conform instead of embracing the beauty of our uniqueness while cohabiting the planet sustainably ?


SEEING THE UNDA IN A PHYSICAL SPACE IS THE ONLY WAY TO FEEL THE EXPERIENCE

We come to the Unda to celebrate life and who we are in our heart.
We nurture this aspect of ourselves and share our inner beauty with people naturally.


THESE COLORS ARE GENERATED BY SOUND… MAKING ‘THE UNDA’ A SOUND VISUALIZER

I (Willpower LifeForce) have been an underground artist and I neva stopped just because I ‘neva made it.’
Life to me is about doing what we love and Putting Our Heart Into It.
It has not been easy, but with each obstacle is a great lesson.
Besides, what is the better option ?


SOUND IS ALIVE, AND IT IS VISUAL

The Arrow of the sculpture points down, to awaken minds to check out what is going on in the Unda.
It is not just about feeding on mass media and blindly doing what we’re told without doing our own research, but digging deeper into life way below the surface and the superficial.


IT ONLY ILLUMINATES IN THIS COLOR ON THESE SPECIFIC TETRAHEDRONS THANKS TO YOUR HAND CONTROL

The visuals are triggered by sound and controlled by hand gestures.
I made the Tetrahedrons Origami in 3 days and wrote 1336 lines of code in one night to make this happen.
A Leap Motion laser sensor was used to detect hand movements for control.


MAPPED THE ‘UNDA STRUCTURE’ PIXEL BY PIXEL WITH CODE

If you look at society, the coolest people are the ones in the UndaGround scene: Hip Hop, Punk, Electronic, Rock are all really UndaGround Kultures which are exploited by the corporate and turned into Pop for profit by robbing artists with fraudulent contracts. It doesn’t mean that artists should not become corporate, but we have to value our worth. Corporate needs Kulture because that’s what it lacks. It lacks freedom of self expression, so with more Kulture, corporate becomes more Human.

A corporation is considered a person in court, so let’s add some soul to it.


UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL OF THE MAPPED TETRAHEDRONS

Graffiti is a Hip Hop element which started in the ghetto as ways to express ones’ self against oppression. It went from the South Bronx to the rest of the world. Now, it’s an accepted thing, and street artists are finally getting their due. They paint entire poor neighborhoods and transform them. Then the rich move in and turn those areas into cheesy places. I saw this first hand in Williamsburg (Brooklyn), and Wynwood (Miami).
The UndaGround is where the life is, it’s where the expressive souls are.


USING PROGRAMMING TO MAP OUT THIS AREA AND HAVE IT TRIGGERED BY A SPECIFIC SOUND LEVEL

The tetrahedrons are origami polyhedra made out of a square piece of paper.


TETRAHEDRON GRID

They were carefully placed one at a time. The ‘Unda Structure’ was improvised. Creation is about flowing… Nothing was forced, it happened by letting everything unfold.


HOPEFULLY THE BIKE HELPS GIVE A SENSE OF SCALE

All the tetrahedrons are the same size.


THE MIDDLE