Lu Yang Electromagnetic Brainology Live - Body Tracking Performance

MetaObjects worked together with Shanghai based artist Lu Yang for her Electromagnetic Brainology Live performance for the closing event of the You Me OurSelfies exhibition presented by Videotage at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre. The work features her 3D animated figures of Buddhist deities. For the performance, we used HTC Vive trackers to capture the movements of a live hip hop dancer (Ken Chung) to animate the characters. An interface was developed to allow Lu Yang to control the background environments, trigger effects, character costumes and camera movements live. The result was a high energy performance with music and live projection behind the dancer. This was the first demonstration in which we hope to further develop for larger performance stages.