20 November 2018 | 19:30

movLab #28

  • Doors: 19:30
  • Start time: 20:00
  • Entrance: Free

Willpower LifeForce, an Audiovisual Artist and Performer will present his first instrument the Willpower Theremin. Watch a short teaser how of how it works. 

WILLPOWER STUDIOS is his Multi-Dimentional Creative Universe. From his perspective, reality is not real, but a projection of our ever changing consciousness, which is why he is a projection artist, using light and sound to create worlds that reinvent existence and how we live the human experience.

The work of WILLPOWER STUDIOS is based on Research & Development. The focus is on Software and Hardware Engineering for creating tools of expression and connections between diverse people in the context of spaces. The resulting works are used for new commissions.

Willpower Theremin: "The original Theremin is an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact. It was invented in 1928 by Léon Theremin of Russia. I created my version by adding a visual component. The video above demonstrates the first version. I wrote an Oscillator Software in C++ (Programming Language / openFrameworks). I then used 2 infrared sensors via Arduino to capture the distance of my hands in mid air to control its amplitude and frequency. On top of that, I mapped them to a x/y axis for the visuals and sound to be animated by hand & body movements.”

movLab is a place for researching ways to digitize motion and the human body and to make the data accessible for further use in VR, gaming, stage performance or art. We are building sensors, writing code and explore new ways of moving.

At our community meetings we get together and experiment. Some of us may be trained professionals others are completely new to the field. You do not need to know or have anything to join us, apart from respect for the people around you.

We embrace diversity in thoughts, bodies and looks! We take the unknown and unfamiliar as inspiration and as a challenge to rethink ourselves. An especially warm welcome those who are often underrepresented in the tech domain! We strongly believe in the Berlin Code of Conduct: rubyberlin.github.io/code-of-conduct/.

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