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.

Fugue 8

Choices & Consequences.
Fugue 8 is collaboration with graphic artists / poets John Stuart and Kevin Yuen Kit Lo.
A giant projection (20ft by 20ft) complements the spoken-word performance of John Stuart. The words uttered are rendered visually using the TextEngine application, and projected in the background. The text’s behaviour is divided in acts, which follow the verses of the poem. Each act is a dynamic tableau meant to support and expand the rythm, tone and allegories present the verse. The system is able to recognize pre-determined keywords to allow the performer to control certain features of the text. In the same fashion, other features can be controlled by the position of the performer via the video recognition module.