LED HULAHOOP TRACKER
Based on the theory of exstasis, my senior thesis at Savannah College of Art and Design aims to engross viewers in a moment of unconscious competence. This state, also known as the Flow State, renders the past and future irrelevant, as the present moment becomes universally engrossing. The work is accompanied by a sensuous and dynamic soundtrack created with noises collected and recorded with the theme of Time in mind. The main attraction is a live performance by me, with my Led Hula hoop. The hoop is tracked by a Kinect sensor and fed into TouchDesigner. Using the shape of the hoop as an emitter, particles and other animations themed on time, will use the hoop as a source. The layout of the work is predetermined. However, as the flow state is very much about being present, a lot of the routine consists of me improvising. The fact that Touch Designer will track everything live allows for this sort of organic engrossment to happen.