For Matt Gray’s production of Richard III at Carnegie Mellon, Golan Levin with MFA student Riley Harmon developed an interactive projection system of “static noise” on the bodies of actors playing the roles of “ghosts”.
Golan describes the project:
An infrared computer vision system built in openFrameworks is used to track the bodies of the “ghost” performers. Imagery of a dynamic noise pattern — resembling a malfunctioning “Princess Leia hologram” transmission — then appear projected into the bodies of the ghosts of Richard’s murdered victims, as they visit him in his sleep. Some preliminary teaser video, photos, and screencaps of the scene are below.
The show runs through April 24th at the Philip Chosky Theater in the Purnell Center at CMU [map]. Performances are at 8pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, with an additional matinee performance at 2pm on Saturdays.