Role :: Ideation, Art Direction, Mocap Directing, Game Design
Key Collaborators :: Asha Veeraswamy, Nia Farrell
AAOX3 weaves together an amalgamated narrative about transformation to create a live Motion Capture experience that stretches the intimacy of performance to disrupt our moral expectations about violence within the virtual world. In this piece, the performer confronts three Janusian representations of the self with the help of active audience members. This audience impetus provides agency to move the story forward from embodiment to empowerment. AAOX3 — medical shorthand for “Awake, Alert, & Oriented to Person, Place, & Time,” pushes the technical, musical, & emotive boundaries of Motion Capture technology, transforming the NYU MAGNET Black Box space into an experimental vignette about the inescapable pain of metamorphosis.
This project was created by Fanni K. Fazakas, Nia Farrell, Shimin Gu, Asha Veeraswamy, and Tianyue Wu in a collaboration between NYU’s Interactive Telecommunication Program, Interactive Digital Media Program, & Experimental Theater wing. This installation was developed with Unreal Engine, Optitrack Motion Capture System, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Motionbuilder, Cinema 4D, Nvidia Gameworks, Spout, Open Sound Control, Ableton & Madmapper.