[‘coo]-[‘coo] is software for live visual performance written in AS3. It allows me to combine old fashion frame-by-frame animations with videos and code generated visuals.
Usual vj software consist of one screen with controls and footage and another one with output. Obviously audience can’t see your controls.
For [‘coo]-[‘coo] only one screen has been used - a virtual canvas - so both me and audience share the view and controls are part of the visuals.
For the first performance (Oct 2nd, 2008, Immersion @The Flea Pit, London) I was paired with musician King Dice, listened to his Carousels and Nothings and created a couple of videos and animations + a bunch of code sketches that either react on mouse movement or live their own visual life.
Sketches that react on mouse movement are an important part of the concept. The whole process must be therefore performed according to playing music - if it’s calm and slow the mouse cursor can’t disorderly move around as that would generate chaos and flickering.