Hora

This prototype physical installation explores the relationship between one’s space in the physical realm and how it relates to the passage of time. Its name is inspired by several elements of the piece. Hora is of course the Spanish word for hour, which is in reference to the tunnel's time component. Said aloud, hora also sounds like aura. The visuals within the installation are reminiscent of the mysterious, colorful display of light one associates with an aura.

Development

The construction is a unique combination of materials. The projection scrim is made of plastic paint drop cloths. Those are supported by CPVC piping that is forced into an arch. To power the interactivity: Data from a Kinect sensor located in the back of the piece is collected by Processing and sent into MAX via OSC. MAX utilizes that distance data to scrub video playback in real time. Those videos are then projected on to the tunnel walls.