Engine 26 is a part of an ongoing project within the generative painting medium. It has been developed as a collaborative tool that allows the combination of pattern, structure, color, context and process to produce versioned art works. The software is written to allow for the gestural manipulation of live video and the output of a ‘painted’ moment in time.
The software has evolved over time as it has been used in different ways to produce images. Initially it was intended to reveal areas of photographic images while painting them with the mouse or tablet. Later, the live video feed was added, and the mouse input remained. Finally, the live video informed the movement and style of the brush along the canvas.
The most recent version – Engine 26 – is a site specific, interactive installation created for the Whitney Gala 2010. Using various computer vision techniques to capture the movement of visitors through the camera,Engine 26 paints different areas of live video onto the digital canvas over time. Throughout the next yearengine26.net will archive the various images, installations and activities created.
This project has been kindly supported by the AOL artists community and the Whitney Museum of Art
VISIT THE WEBSITE AND PLAY AROUND WITH IT: http://engine26.net/