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Time Garden

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Board Choice! This project has been selected by a panel of experts as exemplary of the Creativity + Innovation Day goals.

ORGANIZATION

School of Visual Arts, School of Performing Arts

EXHIBITORS

Zach Duer, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, School of Visual Arts
Scotty Hardwig, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, School of Performing Arts
Charles Nichols, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, School of Performing Arts

WHAT HAPPENS HERE?

Time Garden is a virtual reality art installation that synthesizes movement, music, and visual arts. Experience environments that hybridize the human body and technology, where body and movement become replicable and simulateable in surreal digital fantasies and cubist geometrical abstractions.

WHAT WAS THE PROCESS?

Movement artist Scotty Hardwig, composer Charles Nichols, and visual artist Zach Duer met for three hours every week, following an iterative creative process. In the studio, we conducted motion capture on Scotty's movements, scanned his body to create 3D models of his limbs, constructed virtual environment landscapes out of the scanned 3D models and captured motions, recorded the vocal and bodily sounds to set the musical palette, and created systems to pass data between software systems.