Shadow Puddles

This project is an exploration in video feedback systems and performance. An overhead webcam and projector create a feedback loop as the camera sees the projection on the floor which is again projected. By changing how the camera image is cropped and rotated different fractal like patterns can be created.

I recorded a series of improvisational movement sequences using the images on the floor as inpiration for my own movement. I had the same video feed projected on the walls of the room, allowing me to more easily perceive the images I was creating and respond to them with my movement. Many of the tests use a 180 degree rotation of the image, which creates a shadow copy of myself who mimics my movements.