Obx Labs is interested in living letterforms, massively multi-contributor texts and time-travelling provocateurs. We create artwork that utilizes and motivates the software that we develop and the technologies we repurpose. Our main goal is to provide both the inspiration and the means for others to push the boundaries of computationally-based expression.


Ignoring the naysayers.
Resolution is a performance in collaboration with Alex Mannarelli, a.k.a. Funky Chef. Like Taking Sides and Fugue 8, the piece consists of a real-time capture of the performer’s words and movements, which are displayed in the background. This work-in progress is focused on exploring the video component’s capabilities for triggering actions on the animated text. Certain body movements influence the motion, color, and dynamic behavior of the background text. Beyond its physical presence, the body becomes a method of input for digital media. Movements enable the performer to navigate between three main states, or acts, in the dynamic text. The visual design of these states semantically maps to the notions of self-confidence and social pressures addressed in the lyrical content of the song.