Darkloupe started as a work inspired by the ideas of Constant Nieuwenhuys, the creator of a utopian city, New Babylon, for a future where humans are free from physical work and can focus on playing and creating (Homo Ludens).
I used slides, a toy projector, recuperated lenses, and a motor to build an installation for a live set-up. I also made two small structures out of steel, glass and semi-transparent sheets of plastic and installed lights and Super 8 film projections to enlight these. I used a live video feed and video feedback to project images of this installation. After showing the results to sound artist
Michal Osowski, he responded by creating a software controlled audio- feedback system, an
instrument which can be played on by moving a microphone in front of a
set of speakers.
The small structures expand on the screen into dynamic spaces. The sound envelops the audience and interacts with the camera movement and light intensity.