SoulRounded

An interactive and immersive installation that merges the power of digital media with Renee Cox’s artistic vision and sensibilities for exhibition at The Mattress Factory in June 2022.

Client
Artist - Renee Cox 
Curator - Jessica Gaynelle Moss
Museum - The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh

Role
Experience Designer 
Producer 

Timeline
15 weeks, Jan-May 2022

Team
with Eiko, Hui, Nelson, Glendon, Bella

Platform
Kinect Azure
Projection Mapping

Responsibilities
Experience Design
Usability Testing 
Material Sourcing 
Pipeline Development
Daily Scrum
Client Communication 
Development Documentation

Tools
Figma
Sketch Up
AfterEffects
Photoshop
Blender
Trello
G-Suite

Project Trailer - More Coming Soon 

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Logo

Team Branding Design

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Poster

Project Overview

Work with The Mattress Factory, curator Jessica Gaynelle Moss and internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Renee Cox to develop an installation that merges the power of digital media with Cox’s artistic vision and sensibilities for exhibition at The Mattress Factory in June 2022.

Our Client 

Renee Cox

Renee Cox is a photographer, artist, lecturer, and political activist.  Her works capture the identities and beauty within her subjects. She is using her own body, both nude and clothed to celebrate black womanhood and deconstruct stereotypes.

Jessica Gaynelle Moss

Jessica is an artist, independent curator and arts consultant. She runs her own arts consultancy, curates exhibitions and performances.

The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh 

is a contemporary art museum located in Pittsburgh. The Mattress Factory has pioneered the development of alternative art forms through site-specific installations, video, and performance art.

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Goals

Project Goals

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Art Work

Integrate the artist’s own art piece with modern interactive technology

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Immersive

Create an immersive and inclusive space in the artist’s art style

Experience Goals

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Embodiment 

Guests use their body to control and trigger interactions

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Art Space

Guests's feel immersed in the artworks

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Augment 

Guests' interactions serve as part of the narrative

 
 

Reseach

Research Goals

Research Methods

  • Understand artist Renee's artistic vision and sensibilities.

  • Find technical solutions for single or multi-channel installations.

  • Find inspiration from other immersive exhibits.

  • Interview

  • Online Research 

The Artist - Renee Cox 

Artist's Vision 

  • Celebrate black womanhood

  • Revolutionise the racist and sexist society

  • Address social issues 

Art Style

  • Layered Digital Photography  

  • Abstract 

  • Human Bodies Distortion 

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Soul Culture by Renee Cox

Technology 

We researched possible technical solutions for single or multi-channel installations, head mounted experiences, projection mapping, and other possible platforms that serve both the installation feasibility and the artistic integrity of the project.

Hologram

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Zeotrope

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Kinect

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Projection Mapping 

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Inspiration 

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User Flow

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Room 1

Room 2

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Floor Plan

Floor Plan

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Room 1

Room 2

Exhibit Area - Annex Gallery, 3rd Floor, Mattress Factory (Room 1 & 2)

Source Artwork

We designer our installation for the first room based on 2 artworks provided by Renee Cox. 

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Exhibit Area - Annex Gallery, 3rd Floor, Mattress Factory (Room 1 & 2)

Prototypes

Room 1

Interactive projections using Kinect Azure and Projectors.

Room 2

Immersive projection mapping Projectors.

More Coming Soon