WILLPOWER STUDIOS 🎭 CHAINS CLUB ⛓ LAVA 🌋

WILLPOWER STUDIOS created 2 Audiovisual Installations for LA Event in Echo Park organized by Chains Club of Hamburg. We met at the bi-monthly LAVA Meetup (Los Angeles Video Artists).

The ‘Duality’ installation is the colorful one, in which I transformed the windows into double-sided screens. By projecting onto them from the inside, they could also be experienced from outside as a visualization of sound since the 3D Animation was reacting to the DJ’s mix in real-time.

I coded both projects in an open source C++ toolkit named openFrameworks. I then used an app called Madmapper to map the windows via a protocol called Syphon.

I called this installation ‘Duality’ because it is experienced in 2 very different environments. Additionally, it has to do with the ☯️ and my 🌞 being in ♊️ . I am also taking an energy course called Duality…


The second installation ‘Dimensions of Perception’ creates the #opticalillusion of floating in space… It resembles a #holographic #movingImage I’ve seen in Sci-fi films but instead of being in actual 3D / 4D space, it creates the illusion from a 2D Surface, using 3D Animations… The glass multiplied the reflections in many different angles and distances. 
I started playing with this idea a while back and decided to put it to the test without knowing what would happen, ready to accept all failures. To my surprise, magic happened beyond what I expected.