The Normalizing Machine
The Normalizing Machine is an interactive installation presented as an experimental research in machine-learning. It aims to identify and analyze the image of social normalcy. Each participant is asked to point out who looks most normal from a line up of previously recorded participants. The machine analyzes the participant decisions and adds them to its’ aggregated algorithmic image of normalcy.
Collaboration with Mushon Zer-Aviv
Selfie Stick is a special kind of plant that feeds itself from taking selfie photos of the people that pass by it. Long-arm phone holders emerge from a giant pot. At the end of each holder there is a “flower” – a phone. A face recognition app is running on the phones. Whenever a person passes in front of a phone, the phone takes a photo of that person. The photo remains on the screen till a new person comes into sight and the process start over again.
Interactive projection mapping (50m X 25m) on Tel Aviv national theater “Abima” .This work is a tribute to the social uprising (99% – 1%) at Tel Aviv (2011) five Years later with no real outcome but with a lot of disappointment.
The yellow triangle was the symbol of the uprising – a tent. This work is a loop of construction and destruction.
The Dancing Traffic Light
A cheap remake of the original dancing traffic light. This time in Tel Aviv, Israel.
A traffic light that displays a real dancing silhouette as its red man figure. just next to the traffic light we setup a booth with a Kinect camera, a screen and some dancing music. The dancer in the booth appeared both on the screen and inside the traffic light.
Blow the Menorah
menorah that uses flickering leds as candles. There are four wind detectors attached to it. When blowing on the candles they dim. The menorah has an internal clock so it will light up itself with the right amount of candles every Chanukah.
I’ll be right back
Interactive stage design for the dance I’LL BE RIGHT BACK by Iris Erez company.
Electro Liquid Light
Liquid light show was a common VJ tool in the sixties using overhead projector. By mixing colors on top of a projector the artist could create psychedelic colors animation. This is digital liquid light version. I used a real overhead projector. Put a LCD computer screen on top of it and transmitting the computer output using the same old technology.
Twitter live data stream visualisation. In computer science, a memory leak occurs when a computer program incorrectly manages memory allocations. A memory leak can diminish the performance of the computer by reducing the amount of available memory. in worst case scenarios, the system will slow down tremendously, an application will fail or the computer may simply stop working altogether. Each tweet consumed by this program is stored in memory but is never freed. Search words: memory, remembered, remember, remembering, lost, lose, losing, forgot, forget, forgotten, forgetting.
Light at the end of the tunnel
Moving light ball inside a tunnel as the viewer get closer the light ball, the ball get bigger and psychedelic color appear on the wall. Sound is transforming from cave sound to happy dreamy sound.
Om is not a word but rather an intonation, which, like music, transcends the barriers of age, race, culture and even species. A Buddha avatar invites the viewer to articulate his private Om, joining it to additional Oms uttered by other participants in different times and places. The software that records the Oms joins them together and plays them back as one common, universal Om. A virtual but yet totally real Om.
Interactive dance. using a kinect sensor the dancer effects the background animation. live performance at the Zimmer, TLV. Dancer: Kazuyo Shionoiri. Music: Tiny fingers.
The popcorn song played by real popcorn using audio pick detection. The pops of he popcorn generate the next note of the popcorn song. Performed at the Zimmer, Tel aviv.
Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are
Facebook visualization. Your friends profile pictures are drawn on your own profile.
Projection. Depth camera (Kinect) films the passersby. When two entities approach one another, interaction happens. Projected colored spots represent real people, while there are additional spots moving randomly in space. When someone enters the workspace a spot appears on the screen, and symbolizes one place. While roaming, when the spot comes across another spot, a tone is generated and a white line is drawn between them. The more such connections, the richer the work becomes.
A fish generated music with the aid of a computer. The fish is tracked by a camera. It’s location is transformed into synthesised theremin sound.
Lighten Your Heart
Performance/ interactive installation of hearts, lightning and sound created by the kinect sensor. Using the fact that the kinect loses users when they are out of range but still store them in memory, I managed to create a piece that has a life of itself. As you get farther from the camera the heart become bigger and bigger and as you get closer it’s shrinks.
The First Hebrew Clock
A clock that uses the Hebrew letters to show the time. It was made as a reaction to the termination of the Day Light Saving time in Israel two month earlier to the rest of the world, with no sense or reason. This clock does the same. It shows the time in incomprehensible way (even native Hebrew speakers can not tell the time from it).