Be Like Water

 

Director/choreographer Jon Boogz teamed up with creative technologist Osman Koc and fellow movement artist’s Ninja Nao and Tony Turbo to create an immersive experience embodying the great philosophy of Bruce Lee. Lee’s timeless words merge with choreography, projection design and original music to tell a powerful visual narrative of love, unity and self realization. Produced by Boogz Media and Sozo Vision with support from Epson America.

BE LIKE WATER
Jon Boogz, Director
Osman Koç, Creative Technologist
Jon Boogz, Ninja Nao, Tony Turbo, Movement Artists
Chizzy, Jason Yang, Music
Cameron McKinlay, Director of Photography & Editor
Alican Afsar, Alec Clawson, VFX
Alpay Kasal, Technical Producer
Ashley Munday, Lighting Technician

Produced by Boogz Media and Sozo Vision

Special thanks to:
Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC
EPSON America
CounterPulse

The Cone

Premiered at the art/tech/music festival Luminary(Expanded), The Cone is a sound reactive light installation by Osman Koc, that transforms the projected imagery into a plane of light, blanketing the entire space.

The Cone was created and premiered with the generous support of Epson and Future Fires.

CONE from Osman Koç on Vimeo.

Crane

!f Istanbul International Film Festival always keeps up with the avant-garde forms of art. Each year the opening gala of the festival also hosts a world premier of a movie. And before the movie, they arrange a show to surprise their audience. In a cinema hall with IMAX stereoscopic 3D projector setup in one of the most crowded shopping malls in Istanbul, and live music setup, in harmony with that year’s theme “People Power”, a real-time sound-reactive stereoscopic audio-visual show has emerged. The system was setup in such a way that at the end of the show, the audience was able to play with the visuals via clapping, emphasizing the “People Power” theme.

^TURNA ^THE CRANE | Sound Reactive 3D iMAX Cinema Movie from nerdworking on Vimeo.

Deep Space Music

Ars Electronica Festival is where you can see the pioneer works in new media arts. Awarded with honorary mention in previous year, Candaş Şişman was asked to collaborate with Maki Namekawa in Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space, where they have the cutting-edge technology for multi-disciplinary projects, with ultra high definition projectors on a 320 meter square surface. As the screening surface also includes the floor, audience is immersed in visuals. Şişman invited 5 creative coders to collaborate in the project, each for a different scene. The performance took place each day during the festival, getting more crowded than before day by day, becoming one of the highlights of the festival.

Art Direction and Visuals: Candas Sisman, Deniz Kader
Creative Coding: Bager Akbay, Osman Koç, Zeynep Nal, Ismail Kasarci, Kaan Kaner

Press: VVVV

Deep Space_Ars Electronica from NOHlab on Vimeo.

On-Air

As one of the most experienced actors of the new media in architecture and stage, Atelier Bruckner organized International Scenography Biennial hosted many major names in the scenography scene such as Hani Rashid (Asymptote Architecture), Peter Kogler, Christopher Bauder (WHITEvoid), Chuck Hoberman, Kim Herforth Nielsen (3XN) and Welby Altidor (Cirque Du Soleil). Besides multiple award winning Eric Gauthier, Turkish Artist Collective with Çıplak Ayaklar Dance Company, Gevende (an avant-garde band), Vertigo flying effects, and Osman Koç (visual artist) was invited for the opening performances. Located in Ludwigsburg, Germany, the performances took place in the venue Karlskaserne.

‘On Air’ ISB Performance – Ludwigsberg DE from Rowan Fae on Vimeo.

Festival teaser

Sim/Nebula

Commissioned by the Ceska Sporitelna, the oldest bank of Czech Republic, for their 190th anniversary, a 45 minute indoor video mapping performance was produced with the music conducted by Jiri Belohlavek and played by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring an international collaboration by 11 visual artists from around the globe, where Osman Koç was invited as a visual artist. The performance took place in Dvorak Hall of Rudolfinum named in honor of Antonin Dvorak, which is one of the oldest concert halls in Europe, and famous for its exceptional acoustics.

Press: The Creator’s Project I, The Creator’s Project II


SIM / NEBULA from The Macula on Vimeo.

Belly Dancing Kit

The installation is inspired by the oriental belly dancing style. Users are encouraged to wear the belt and dance. The music of the project consists of recordings of oriental instruments (darbouka and hand cymbals). Contradictory to the conventional dance paradigm, the music keeps up with the user’s belly dancing rhythm. While the system gives this freedom, it also creates auditory feedback to the user. Thus, the user can dance freely, as long as the manipulated sound fits the users’ auditory aesthetics.

Exhibited at Amber’08 Arts and Technology Festival and Bodig’09 Bodies of Synthesis.

Credits: Mustafa Bağdatlı, Osman Koç, Salih Alp Tugan

Living Istanbul

Istanbul is a city that never sleeps. It is like a living organism connecting the two different worlds, the East and the West. It has its own addictive and chaotic vibe. As a result of its geographical, social, cultural and religious properties, Istanbul has a unique soundscape. But most importantly, what makes it, are the people living in. The installation needs at least one person’s heartbeat to start “living”. The heartbeats are used to trigger or manipulate the sounds of Istanbul.

Istanbul is a city of integration. If you look at the different parts of the city, you would see that even if some elements are more dominant than the others, they are indistinguishable, which is also reflected to the recordings. The recordings are classified into three different groups (bazaar, traffic and music), and assigned to different chairs. The installation is exhibited in an isolated area, to enhance the auditory perception.

Exhibited at Bodig’09 Bodies of Synthesis and Playface Intercult.

LivingIstanbul from Osman Koç on Vimeo.