The Play series began as an experiment with artist and filmmaker Darren Cole with MIDI triggered video clips. Since its first iteration as "Play Me" at the 2017 Studio for Interrelated Media All-School Show at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, it has grown into a more conceptual and immersive work existing in multiple types of space.


PlaySpace combines elements from many studies during my time at MassArt, including space and sculpture, light and video projection, and interactive MIDI triggering.Utilizing a blackbox studio, the work came to life through the interaction of the user by pressing the MIDI buttons and keys to trigger video projection onto long black panels in the space, as well as colored sound-reactive DMX lighting. Users explored rhythm and improvisation through the work, collaboratively participating in impromptu "jam sessions". 



Installed in a basement venue for the Polykhroma arts collective in Medford, Massachusetts, this version of Play experimented with overlaying in projection and a more rugged and durable aesthetic. The technical challenges of bringing a tech-heavy installation into a basement was simplified through using a single projector and lower-opacity video clips that merged together through the jam sessions.


The first iteration of the Play series, Play Me was an experiment in MIDI control of audiovisuals and user interactivity. Each MIDI controller triggered video clips to two monitors, with sound from both users in both headphones. The functions of interactivity and collaboration through MIDI triggering was the primary focus of this initial work.



"You" Interactive Art Show at Polykhroma Arts Collective, March 2018. Medford, MA

All School Show Awards Exhibition, President's Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, April 2018. Boston, MA

All School Show Awards Exhibition, President's Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, March 2017. Boston, MA