This was the first public outing for Dima’s new controller and software for stereoscopic 3D drawing, with a performance on the street organised by our friends from Lunchmeat as part of the Prague Signals Festival. We prepared the 3D sequence for the occasion beforehand but we also set up the oldschool Tagtool to announce the event and do some freestyle 2D drawing as well.Below – Lunchmeat’s big 10000 lumens projector on the roof of our van….…and this is Forma busy setting up their music equipment.The office building we had chosen for the projection was closed for the evening but official permission had not been given for the event to take place so it was not possible to ask for the lights to be put out (which did happen, but only halfway through the performance, spoiling somewhat the 3D effect in the first drawing sequence). We also had to delay the start of the performance until the 3D glasses for the audience arrived but despite these problems the event attracted a large number of people (and fortunately no policemen!)
The 3D part of the performance was entitled, ‘Dreamscape in three Movements’ – Childhood Idyll, Urban Nightmare and Apocalyptic Dream.
The full moon added an extra touch of drama to the urban nightmare!
After the performance people took off their 3D glasses but the crowds didn’t disperse so while Forma continued to play I started to draw again, this time in 2D, and had fun doing some oldschool Tagtooling.
I have to thank our friend Joost van Veen for taking some iPhone photos at the event – as usual most of mine were not very good! But if you have blue/cyan glasses you can now view in 3D our videos of ‘Dreamscape in three Movements’.
And lastly – a very big thank you to our friends from Lunchmeat for once again arranging everything for us and ensuring that the performance was a success! Also – they have published a very nice set of photos documenting the event – press here for the link.
Now we are looking forward to further collaborations with Forma – and more 3D performances in the future……