Dr. Woohoo has created several new installations for the Grassy Knoll Gallery in Portland, Oregon, as part of his upcoming exhibition that opens on April 2nd, from 6 – 9pm. In this video, Woohoo’s Agua Medusae jellyfish swarm together and their excitement is driven by the amplitude of the audio. The jellyfish are sometimes attracted to or repelled by the presence of visitors who attempt to come in contact with them. Using advanced computer vision techniques, swarm behaviors and audio/visual analysis created within openFrameworks v006 (a C++ library for creative coding), Woohoo creates an experience that attempts to look at the playful, beautiful and destructive interaction between people and our environment.
The profit from a series of prints will be donated to the legal defense of Tavvi and Conner who were taken by force from their older sister in Portland and returned to their alleged abusive parents, who reportedly had drug habits. It’s a complicated story and you can find out more about it from here and here.