March 2008, Casa da Música, Oporto
by Rolf Gehlhaar and Luis Miguel Girão
This new multi-user interactive sound installation (for up to eight persons simultaneously) implements proprietary glob-recognition and tracking software to allow visitors to a large empty space (ca. 5×7 m) to move an avatar – projected on a screen at the end of the space – simply by moving about the space, with the objective of taking it to specific, recognisable locations. Success in this endeavour causes musical sounds to be triggered.
The workshops held around CaDaReMi explore the pleasures and intriguing benefits derived from cognitive control of movement and position of an alternative personal identity (avatar), the ability to trigger musical sounds and the opportunity to participate in a creative social environment.