Wayne McGregor, Infra at the Royal Opera House

Wayne McGregor, Infra, Royal Opera House
01/11/2012

I worked closely with Wayne McGregor and Julian Opie to create an interactive application showing Opie's walking figures at the Royal Opera House

I created an application that allowed the Wayne McGregor to choreograph Julian Opie's walking figures with his dancers. Buttons could be pressed that allowed for a huge variety of options on the giant LED screen that stretched the width of the stage at the Royal Opera House. Crowd sizes, male/female walkers, numbers of walkers, frequency, randomness called all be chosen.

The application was used live during the performance, the operator had a laptop that showed exactly what was on screen, along with a display of exactly what was selected, with prompts on keyboard presses to change elements.

 

I appeared on a BBC 2 documentary about this performance