Kraftwerk Stage Visuals

World Tour Stage Visuals 2003-2005

Paying homage to the original art work done in 1988, Kraftwerk used our created imagery for their stage design both in the projected visuals and in a 'life imitates art' and back again moment, in their fashioned clothing to match our original wireframe artwork.

Credits: Kraftwerk, 03-05 Kraftwerk stage designer, Rebecca Allen (Diretor), DiPaola.

2003-2005: installations / performances

Character3D, FaceResearch

Muse - Portrait

Ambient Portrait, New Forms Festival

This piece was part of the New Form Festival, Video Painting group show. It also accompanied a paper/talk I gave during the Festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery entitled 'Face, Portrait, Mask : the Virtuality of the Synthetic Face'.
How does a viewer react to a moving, emotional but ambient abstract hanging portrait? Hung like a conventional portrait, this work consisted of a 42' Plasma Display (hung vertically) playing a looped HDTV animation DVD. Programming and video art: DiPaola.

2004-2004: installations / performances

InsideOut I and II

Commissioned Installation - AIR Gallery, NYC & SIGGRAPH, LA

InsideOut - an installation piece where 3D facial animation was completely generated by extracting emotion elements from a music source (programming bythe artist). Part of a commissioned work to collaborate with NYC artists on an audio/visual mulit-sensory installation projected on a 60-inch globe directed and produced by NYC artist Daria Dorash. First installed in NYC A.I.R Gallery, then a second updated work was commissioned for L.A. Siggraph Art Gallery. Music, programming and art by DiPaola.

2004-2004: installations / performances

AI, FaceResearch

Concerto for Virtual Strings and Faces

Generative Video from Music

A collaborative piece between an electronic composer and an interactive 3D artist where an original electronic music composition drives 3D virtual emotive faces in a collaborative re-mapping of the emotional and gestural state of the music.
First screened at the Vancouver 'New Forms Festival'.
Uses Music-driven Emotionally Expressive Face (MusicFace) software (by the artist), an early stage prototype system that creates 'facial choreography' driven by musical input. Credits: DiPaola: Visual, Software. Music by Scot Gresham-Lancaster

2003-2003: installations / performances


Ratava's Line

Virtual Interactive Performance

Ratava's Line - Part interactive performance, part fashion show, part interactive game with actors from different countries (NYC, and Vancouver) performing simultaneously, sometimes within the same character. A collaboration between DiPaola and Daria Dorosh (NYC) and their students using collaborative online design techniques to create original fashion, art and interactive performance. With an academic and press event as well as a fashion show / interactive game | virtual performance event held in two cities at once.

2002-2002: installations / performances


The Nobel Wedding

Physical/Virtual Interactive Performance

The Noble Wedding - Based on Swedish Conceptual Artist, Lars Vilks country' Ladonia, (a country he created when the Swedish government threatened to tear down a sculpture park, now with 10,000 artists/citizens) - an interactive performance in real and cyberspace using CAVE, facial animation, projected video from Ladonia Sweden and online 3D communities by DiPaola, Liz Picard (St. Johns, Newfoundland), Jeremy Turner (Vancouver, B.C.). How would two noble peoples of a conceptual artist's country marry?
With real and virtual performers in front of a live audience. SFU
Interactivity Lab Performance Space.
Juried grant/Collaboration: DiPaola, Picard, Turner.

2002-2002: installations / performances

Chasing Alice

Stanford Physical/Virtual Performance

Chasing Alice' was performed at Stanford University in the historic Art History building where the 3D virtual drama unfolded via projected 3d images on the walls and physical actors performed 'backstage' (the real world) to their virtual worldwide 'interactors'.

The multiple stages were the 3D web spaces we created to host our narrative performance. The physical audience participates with and observes the richly involved community of voice-based and emotive 3D avatars who not only brought their own personas to our 'stages' but also become interactors in the unfolding story - blurring the lines between author and audience, reality and illusion.

2000-2000: installations / performances

AvatarsAgents, VRWorlds

Paik: Fin de Siecle II

Whitney Museum Video Installation

Commissioned us to contribute to Video Artist Nam June Paik's major installation called Fin de Siecle II, center piece for the historic first media show 'Image World: Art and Media Culture', at Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC). The installation was 20'x45' - with 201 television sets with 4 laserdiscs.
Nam June Paik choose several video artists work for the installation including our work - Musique Non-Stop.
Contributor w/ Rebecca Allen (Director). 1990.

1989-1989: installations / performances

FaceResearch, Character3D


NYC Palladium Opening Video Installation

Multi-channel video installation commissioned by Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell for the opening of the Palladium, a large-scale New York nightclub.
The piece describes the birth of a new environment utilizing unique fractal and particle system software. It was designed for exhibition on Palladium's 50 monitor video display system.
Other commissioned artists included: Francesco Clemente, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Laurie Anderson and Arata Isozaki.
With Rebecca Allen (Director), Peter Oppenheimer and Paul Xander Contributed Bird design and animation.

1985-1985: installations / performances