Dance with flarmingos
Kristin was part of the AR/VR research residency I ran in November/December 2016. The residency exposed her to head mounted augmented reality (HoloLens) and affordable motion capture. She incorporated this into an evolution of her ongoing research into the dynamic relationship between humans and flamingos.
In Kristin's words:
“Dance with flARmingos” is a Mixed Reality experience that features a multispecies dance between humans and flamingos, and pays homage to the flamingo — a consummate showman and embattled victim of environmental neglect — by staging kinship from an ethical distance. To Lucas, this is an exercise in going beyond a human-centered worldview into a more fluid ecological discourse, through the use of technological embodiment and sensory play.
Video of the event installation by Kristin Lucas here: https://vimeo.com/243049262
The project was covered by OPB's State of Wonder show. Listen and watch: