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 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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