Mark Buitenwerf

For the Nacht van kunst en kennis (night of art and knowledge) I was asked to make an interactive video work for the anthropological museum in Leiden. Because of the multicultural nature of the museum I started working from that angle. I quickly came to dancing because dancing is fun and done in all cultures and easy to relate to.

 

This soon resulted in to the Culture Swing Machine in which the audience could take on the role of vj or video mixer and mix different dances from different cultures and regions of the world. It was a nice experience to work with a big festival and learn a lot about user interaction in the process.