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VIACOM / Composition VI

Composition VI is an interactive art installation commissioned by Viacom’s Catalyst Group, supported by Art at Viacom. Slanted Studios joined forces with Hard Work Party to create a custom particle-based system that interprets the motion of people into unexpected shapes and colors. The piece displays on dual UHD video walls within the Times Square Viacom headquarters at 1515 Broadway. Composition VI engages with visitors’ daily life as they paint the digital canvas with their movement and activate the surrounding space with light and color. The relationship between the visitor and the environment grows in complexity through continuous interaction with the piece.

Dual-channel generative video, UHD video walls, computers, Kinects, custom software.

Nominated: Animated Com Award, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

Production Companies: Slanted Studios & Hard Work Party
Artists: Michelle Higa Fox and Noah Norman
Producer: Kathryn Henderson
Optimization: Mary Franck
Production Assistant: Ana Kim

Special Thanks: Kinda Akash, Sougwen Chung, Yussef Cole, Guillermo Echevarria, Stuart Fox, Manna Hara, Erin Kilkenny, Gabe Liberti, Stephanie Lopez, Guilherme Marcondes, Nika Offenbac, Gabriel Pulecio, Dave Rife, Jake Rosenthal, Daniel Savage, David Schmüdde, Stephanie Swart, and Ed Uberia

Viacom Catalyst:
Director of Screen Content: Matt Hanson
VP/Executive Producer: Matt Herron
Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy & Creative: Cheryl Family

Video Documentation
Producer: Kathryn Henderson, Jennifer Vance
DP: Chris Willmore, D. Schmüdde
Editor: Ana J. Kim
Music: Mokhov

October 13 – November 17, 2015