Numeric God, a new project by our friend Tarrabass from CENC.
This is a piece of an interactive exhibition in south of France, where there are 5 different videos installations.
More information here.
This one uses video mapping technology (provided by your favorite software) and also features some custom LED setup, driven by MAD_Light. I have to admit that since we released MAD_Light, installations mixing video mapping and LED/Lighting fixtures are flourishing. This one is especially good, I like the raw minimal style.
Tarrabass was kind enough to provide us with some “in depth” explanations, all written in perfect english.
As he puts:
“1 Build the structure
I send i draft of the structure to a good freaky builder who used wood and Spandex which is strechable enought to make the shape you want.
2 Setup the led
We order and setup LED on the structure.
it’s can be really messy to find the correct led stuff on the chinesse market.
I worked with white adressable strip led which using the ws2081 protocol (10$ by meter).
It’s little more tricky than dmx led bar but it’s cheaper and you can get the lenght you want.
a – I use showjokey artnet dmx box which work on 2 univers (90 $),
(it’s works with you laptop on IP fix, with ip : 192.168.0.1 )
b – 2 dmx > ws 2801 decoder, work with 512 adress (30$).
c – 2 power 12v supply (One each 15 meter) (20$)
3 MADMAPPER setup
I use madmapper to feed 3 videos projectors and the led setup.
All the video is reel time generated by a quartzComposer patch which is sequenced by Ableton Live.
The MadMapper input is a big 3072 * 1024 pix, all the video projector is put and the side, one for the structure and two for side wall.
For the final touch i add i special fixture which is the Atomic 3000 stroboscope, control by Madmaper as well.
4 LET’S PLAY
After this 3 step made, we could just forget the teknical stuff, find some drink, good friends, good noize, and spend a night to enjoy, and make some audio sycronised content.”