Pacing live visuals over the course of a performance can be a key to its success, so it makes this 60-second timelapse of the Plastikman (Richie Hawtin) show all the more compelling to watch. You have a sense in this condensed version of how color and imagery are mapped to the flow of the performance, and the amount of constraint required to make that consistent. (Style differs – I’ve seen plenty of visual performers get more hectic than this in 60 real-time seconds. It works for some, not as much for others.)

Ali Demirel & Jarrett Smith of Canada-based Derivative Inc., using Derivative’s TouchDesigner application, designed the visuals in the show.

I would say more, but then it might take you longer to read this post than to watch the vi

(buzz!)

http://plastikman.com/
http://www.derivative.ca/Plastikman/
http://www.derivative.ca/plastikman/Tech/

  • http://debsinha.com deb

    Why in god's name did someone bring an umbrella to a Plastikman show? And, if rain is your answer—where are ALL THE OTHER UMBRELLAS?! Thanks Peter. You can rock me to sleep tonight.

  • http://andrewjbrown.co.uk andrew

    sounds like data