Chromatic Motions

Chromatic Motions is a virtual instrument that allows users to paint on a virtual canvas with their body. The installation analyses live-feed from users and converts shape and motion into colours. This is designed to work with any number of people and in the interaction is very simple – touch creates colour.

The aim of this project is to reach the hearts and minds of people by facilitating meaningful and memorable experiences through play. While the installation is suitable for a single user, when multiple users are present a new dynamic emerges between people. A user-to-user interaction is born when the users start playing with each other, working collaboratively to create shared artwork.

The sensation one experiences and reacting in realtime to their own movements is what matters – similar to a musical instrument. While one often plays a piano to compose and record, it is quite common to just play and improvise without any concern for recording. Every note is just for the moment, a real-time reaction coming from within. Hence when you stop interacting, the colour fades away, leaving only the memory, like the song you’ve just played.
Creative Director_ Thi Nguyen
Technical Designer and Developer_ Thi Nguyen
Preparator_ Stephen Hamper
Video_ Dave Katague