Shards is an installation that allows people to draw directly onto projection mapped faceted objects using mediums we all know and love: crayons and makers. Participants are given paper with a template representing the UV map of the 2 geometric objects present in the room and are let loose to draw anything. They then place their drawing under the camera and it is automatically mapped onto the shapes and projected live. This also combined with a number of animations created by Electronic Countermeasures that interacted with the drawings on a 20 minute loop along with a live synth driven soundscape.
The shapes for Shards originated as 3D models that were then unwrapped to generate patterns to construct the objects from large cardboard sheets and the drawing templates.
The system consisted of a Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera running into the live capture card of a d3 2×2 Plus media server that handled the projection mapping and media playback to 2 HD short throw projectors.
Live synths filled the space and set the tone for these otherwordly obejcts. Performed by Emery C. Martin on an Arturia Minibrute.
A quick look behind the scenes of Kerstin and Emery building Shards at Site B.