Sereno Janz residency at the NMPL
I spent much of the last two weeks (May 19-28, 2015) working with Elisa Sereno Janz, Tim Janz, and Nic de Cosson in the Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Lab at the University of Windsor. Elisa has a project entitled FiddleLights, where she uses the movement of the bowing hand of a violinist to create visual art works. Her work has developed in phases, from time lapse photography to video processing. I created a Max patch that allows her to track the movement of the bow hand, generating xy coordinate data that can be saved for various mapping strategies or passed to software that will render a drawing in real time. Nic de Cosson implemented this latter strategy with a Quartz Composers composition. It was great to work with Elisa and Tim, and I know that they were happy with the work that Nic and I contributed.