American Museum of Natural History on June 12th
On June 12th BIBIM had a second test with the One Step Beyond performance at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It focused on the effort of human interaction to seek a method of communication between the musician and about 100 of audience members. When before the audience could only observe the performance could now directly influence to the experience and alter what showed up on one of the 10 multi-channel screens.
‘One Step Beyond’ is a live performance event that occurs every month involving musicians and artists.
This season’s last ‘One Step Beyond’ was held at the Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life, Eunice Kim’s interface interacted and collaborated with performance artist Talk to Jiwon, and DJs Joe Kay, Andre Power, SOSUPERSAM, The Whooligan.
Eunice Kim produced an interface ‘BIBIM,’ that applies the audience’s live image, presented a media art that all audience could enjoy and sympathize.
It is a creation of new visual media that mixes fresh visual elements from the live performance with pre-made visual elements, connects the musicians with the audience’s response.
‘BIBIM’ was brought by the effort of Eunice Kim’s research to seek method of communication between artists and the audiences, the audiences who used to only receive from the performance can exert an influence to the performance.
More information about the event and the artist could be found at
Interface BIBIM developed from the idea of ‘Bibim bop,’ the Korean dish that mixes ingredients together, a tool that receives live feed and visualizes from the audience’s movement and the musician’s sound.
In particular one of the big limitations for visual jockeys was the lack of support for real-time video resources during the live performance.
- How to make some new ingredients to try real-time visual elements?
- How to connect with Audience and Musician?
SOLUTION: All together
Approaches to visual media as a design canvas and brought the audiences and musicians into the canvas.