Utilizing current presidential campaign footage as raw material, this performance is a continuation of what began in 2008. The project samples words, phrases, breaths, pauses, and other sounds and silences in order to build percussion tracks, melodies, and solos.
The Living Carousel
Monmouth University professors Mike Richison and Marina Vujnovic teamed up with photographer and local businessman John Viggiano to create an interactive video art installation in the Carousel House in Asbury Park. The installation, entitled The Living Carousel, pays homage to the carousel that once occupied the space. It features photographs and images of carousel horses projected onto a circular video screen. Motion detectors are used to sense the proximity of audience members and alter the audio component and the appearance of the video according to touch. The piece uses the Arduino and Max/MSP/Jitter.
This endeavor is possible due to the generous support of Madison Marquette, a creative grant-in-aid from Monmouth University, and the cooperation of The Gallery 13 and the Collective Art Tank.