Giants of the Hoods

I have been quite lazy with the website lately, so I decided to write a little bit on some projects that I’ve been working on lately. First up is Giants of the Hoods.

“A van with a mobile interactive media set parks at late evening time in the neighborhoods giving local citizens a chance to participate in a street performance and VJing to momentarily change the nature and purpose of a few chosen public places.

The passersby participate by collectively creating images of representative avatars – Giant characters of their neighborhoods, and by dancing in front of a video camera and computer system to make the Giant follow the movements of the participant. The dance of the Giants is projected in big size on a nearby building…”

So basically what that means is that we will project giant characters onto buildings around different neighbourhoods in Helsinki and Espoo. The passers-by have the chance to come and animate the characters with their own movements and even modify the giants by “donating” a part of their body to it. It has some similarities to the Animoitu liike -workshop from last Fall, but the overall concept and even how it works is quite different from that. Should be interesting.

More info coming soon on the website at http://www.giantsofthehoods.com/. Also check out the videos:


One Response to “Giants of the Hoods”

  1. Forrest O. says:

    Matti! I have been subscribed to your blog for a while, just connected the dots. I look forward to working with you.

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