Winter Update

Walking Club official page:

Walking Club weekly materials:

A Note In A Song: Everybody gets assigned one note in Gymnopedie. Each is asked to walk in a straight line and turn 180 degrees when they hear their note.

How Many O’Clock: Each person is in a different position of a second hand in a clock. “Go to 6 o’clock. Go to 12 o’clock. Move forward 9 hours”. Which position do you end up in? How do you communicate with others? Are you interpreting this in the same way?

Sequenced Sledding: An alternative look at the strange motion in space.

Noise + Random Walking

Random walk + PoseNet

Random walk (ants)

Worley noise + Bouncing ball

Random walk (pencil)

Noise 2D chart –

Noise detail chart –

Shaping Functions in p5.js

“how you get between 0 to 1”

p5 func example by Golan –

Online Live Performance

This project began as a response to COVID-19 where Yuguang Zhang and I started questioning what it means for live performances to be online; what do we gain or lose?

GAIN: mass-scale connection,
PROS: everyone is equal (no stage, no boundary) , lots of possibility for digital interaction (camera, mic, keyboard, mouse) How do we leverage on these?

LOSS: intimacy, presence, sense of space, spontaneity
CONS: delay, frame drops, resolution loss (everything is more coarse) How to we compensate for these?

CUT (1/3) showcased at Choreographic Interventions, ITP Spring Show 2020 and Movement Research

An interactive sketch for live performance where two camera feeds are CUT and switch-able by each participant. Sketch:

MASS (2/3) showcased at BOND Festival and CultureHub Downtown Variety

A scaled up version of CUT. Two live audience, who have never seen the performance before, are asked to join Yuguang and I. The brief is simple, “We ask you to pay very close attention to us and to each other, and try to connect with us. No words, no sounds, only through movement”

DISPLACED (3/3) showcased at the Center at West Park

As the lock-down eases up, we had the opportunity to integrate the physical environment – allowing us to experiment with the dynamic between physical space and digital space (output layout).

Full recording (session 1, session 2, session 3, session 4)

  • Scene 1 – Study of scale (5 performers in physical space, 2 online audience)
  • Scene 2 – Study of time and space
  • Scene 3 – Study of physical and digital space


Walking Club

Socially distanced, instructions driven.

Club page:
Shared drive:

Camera placements and physical layouts

ITP Camp Workshop

We hosted a workshop at ITP Camp (Summer 2020) to explore more on the question with others as well as to prototype on the ideas.


Living document:

Modes of interactions (algorithmic)

Live Cam (+mockups)



Layer by Layer, A Study of Scale

In a single split-moment, we experience the world in multiple layers, in different scales – not as an instant snapshot with a foreground and a background, but more as a long exposure photograph with ambiguous artefacts.

As I step out of my apartment, I experience my thoughts, one stride forward, my pace as I cross the street, the sudden sprint when the red light turns green, the avoidance of a stranger’s eye contact, or the gaze, the leafs that fall, noticing the sun rising later each day, noticing the moon becoming fuller, and vanishing, noticing the seasons change, noticing the shape of my face changing, my hairline, my relationships.

This is time and space. Fine-grained and sparse.

Layer by Layer is an experimental research in the form of choreography, composition and online installation to attempt to peel apart our physical experiences layer by layer.

Research themes:

Locating yourself – How you locate yourself reflects your relation to everything else. Your location is a moving point in space, not a spectrum, a multi-dimensional space that only you define and know.

  • locate yourself in space – where are you situated, which part of the chair, which part of the room, which part of the city, which planet 
  • locate yourself in time – where are you in time, can you move forward, which way is forward, can time stretch, can time contract, can you resist
  • locate yourself in respect to others – how far are you in the physical space, how far are you in the mental space, what is the distant determined by
  • your location is a moving point in space, not a spectrum, a multi-dimensional space that only you define and know

A minute is also a year – What happens in a minute also happens in a year, on a smaller scale. Now is not only the current moment but is part of your past and part of your future depending on where you’re positioned in time.

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Study of scale

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Moments versus time –Measured time is an abstraction of a natural cycle, can you sense time without a clock or a calendar?

What can we do to peel apart our physical experiences layer by layer?

Light Calendar Update



  • using a tripod to place camera next to the window
  • using thick black cloth to prevent reflections from the window


  • the cloth keeps falling
  • the camera is silver and therefore reflected on screen
  • suction mount


  • overheating

Light / Shadow Calendar

Illumination Festival – October 22-24
Celebrating the opening of ‘Under the ‘K’ Bridge Park’

Idea: becoming attuned to light changes

  • We experience light in the moment. Each moment light influences us: brightness, shadows, color temperature, texture. 
  • Do we feel like going to the park or being indoors? Walking on this side of the road or the other side? Adjust our blinds, turn on LED light, turn on incandescent light, light a candle? 
  • All of these things change our environment and our behavior in each moment
  • Another thing that does it our schedule: time, calendar. However, that is fixed.
  • There is a fundamental difference between these influences – fixed and varying
  • One solution we’ve come to is ‘Daylight Savings’.
  • But that’s once a year even though this happens continually everyday. 
  • How do we become more attuned to the light changes? So that we’re able to adjust / appreciate it a little bit more

Installation: interactive time-lapse calendar

30 days by time —> audience use slide to change time of day

30 days by brightness —> audience use slide to change level of brightness

Projector installation with a tablet on podium for control
Projection: calendar view of each day
Tablet: control interface, choose to align videos by ‘time’ or by ‘brightness value’


  • Possible to install a camera under the bridge soonest?
  • ITP floor
    • How to set up digital ocean to save all images?
    • Time to use better camera?
    • Would fixed controls work? or auto?
    • Technically doesn’t have to be live… unless have another control being ‘current time’?
    • What’s the best way to do this?