An audio-visual work for music and dance, in collaboration with Jacob Machmer. Premiered at the ICIT showcase, 2019 California.
The visually represented dialogue for Gatekeeper portrays the specificity of words while removing certain interpretable elements. The particle system (implemented using Unity's Visual Effect Graph) substitutes human speech with visible affect/emotion. The motion of the dialogue is controlled by the gestures of the dancer (Jacob Machmer). When holding the plant, the dancer's movements also control phatic audio gestures (mimicking animal or human origin). This allows for strict authorial control of the dialogue and music, while still enabling improvisational performance freedoms.