The body is becoming a tool for visual art and it is not just limited to a performance. With the Kinect, programs such as the “Noise Ink” have given artists a medium to turn every body movement and gesture into a tangible visual art. Recently showcased in the Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand, Noise Ink invites users to engage with it by moving their body and creating physical gestures. Created by Trent Brooks, the Noise Ink is the recent addition to the huge pool of Kinect art programs given by the community. The Kinect tracks the user’s body and movements and translates them into virtual ink. With a projector to show case their digital work, user-artists can commence painting walls and huge canvasses with the Kinect and Noise Ink.
Here is a brief description of the project:
“This interactive projection piece created by Trent Brooks of &Some for NZ Post’s Auckland Arts Festival at Aotea Square.
Built in Processing, ‘Noise Ink’ is a pseudo 2D fluid/ink animation system which responds to body movement via a Kinect camera. A combination of optical flow and perlin noise control the visuals.”