Gold (2009)



Onscreen excerpts (and software demo)


Public interacting with “Gold”, Computer’s Point-of-View, Tent Digital 2009

The images below are a selection of captures from the raw output of the infrared camera feeding into the computer. They were recorded on 27th September 2009 between 11:00am and 6:00pm at the Truman Brewery during Tent London/Digital, London Design Week.


Gold at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2010


Interactive audio-visual installation
1ch HD LCD, 2ch sound, infrared camera, custom software
Duration: N/A
Dimensions: variable (42″ – 90″ screen)

Gold is an interactive installation which explores our obsession with super-stardom, and the extravagance that accompanies it. It acts as a ‘magic mirror’ through which you are the super star. Showering in glittery gold, experiencing almost omnipotent powers as you materialize, morph and dematerialize into pure sparkling gold dust. Immortalize yourself as a shimmering golden statue, before you collapse and fade away.

The installation consists of a custom designed and built cabinet housing a plasma screen, infrared lights, an infrared camera and a computer running custom software written in C++ with openFrameworks, opengl and opencv.


made with openFrameworks

Related Dates

2011 Jun 7-9,
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Accenture Consulting, Paris, France
2010 Dec 5-19,
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2010 Jun 13,
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2010 Feb 26-28,
Exhibition , Gold,
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
2009 Sep 24-27,
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Tent Digital / London Design Festival, London, UK