Artist + Performer: WILLPOWER
Creative Coder: WILLPOWER
Location: Lehman Theatre, Miami Dade College — Florida 🌴☀️🌊
WILLPOWER performs his music with his immersive audiovisual & sound reactive visuals, which are controlled by his body moments.
It is best to experience it live.
The visuals react to his hand gestures and music in real-time.
His performances bring people to his world, called the WILLPOWER PLANE. It is a realm of magic and wonder where nUtopian Fun is the norm. It is a place where all beings are free. They don’t have to do a job they don’t like to make money in order to feed their family or show off to others. It is a plane of abundance where everyone live off what their passion is.
Welcome to a new world.
BY SPREADING MY ARMS, I EXTEND THE ANIMATION TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT EXTREMETIES
Since the animation is controlled by my fingers, it becomes a part of me… It is an extension of my body.
THE ANIMATION RESPONDS TO THE MOVEMENT OF MY HAND… IT IS ALIVE.
I wrote the code in Processing (open-source JAVA-based programming language) to generate these animations using a Leap Motion sensor which detected the movement of my fingers to control the immersive interactive animation.
MY FINGERS ARE ABOVE THE SENSOR AND ARE CONTROLLING THE ANIMATION
The sound also affects the visuals, which reacts to the music played.
You can listen to it here below.
Everything the brain sees, it perceives as reality. Dreams are reality. Thoughts trigger emotions based on our perception… We feel these emotions throughout our being… Happiness, sadness, excitement, depression, fear, joy, are felt physically via our mental interpretations.
I CALL MYSELF A VISUAL COMPOSER BECAUSE I CONDUCT THE VISUALS BY WAVING MY HANDS IN THE AIR
THE TITLE SURVIVING DEATH IMPLIES BEING A WARRIOR OF LIGHT LIVING FROM THE HEART AND NOT QUITTING DESPITE THE CHALLENGES OF THE URBAN OPEN PRISON (CITIES) AND THE SHEEPLE DOING WHAT THEY ARE TOLD BLINDLY. THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE IS DESIGNED TO LIMIT PEOPLE FINANCIALLY. THIS IS WHY THEY DO NOT WANT A DECENTRALIZED FINANCIAL SYSTEM COZ WE WOULD CREATE AN UTOPIAN WORLD. IT WOULD CREATE SO MUCH MORE FINANCIAL ABUNDANCE AND AN EARTH WHERE THEY COULD NOT CONTROL EACH HUMAN AS EASILY AS NOW THROUGH THE MIND CONTROL AND PRESSURES OF POLITRIX, FAKESTREAM MEDIA, EDUCATION, BIG PHARMA, SCIENTISM, BIG TECH, CORPORATISM, A.I. AND THE SMART CITY OPEN SURVEILLANCE PRISON GRID... AS LONG AS THE SHEEPLE / NPC'S EXIST IN MASSES (THOSE THAT NEED AN AUTHORITY TO MAKE A DECISION ON EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR LIFE), WE WILL FACE A GREAT EVIL DOMINATING EARTH.
I use Ableton Live with an M-Audio condenser Microphone & a USB Keyboard, plus the keys of my MacBook Pro to make music.
For this Immersive Performance, I am using an instrumental. I am also a recording artist.
I make music, write the lyrics, record my own vocals, mix and master my albums.
When you come to WILLPOWER PLANE you physically enter a new realm of existence that dissolves the Matrix out of your subconscious and unconscious minds.
I fully create the visuals and the music.
I do this to give you a full experience coming from one person instead of a whole team.
I have a vision and put it together by playing all the roles: Performer, Music Producer, Programmer, Visual Artist, Set Designer, and more.
My objective is to break societal mental barriers...
No one limits us but ourselves.
BLOCKING THE SOUND OF THE MUSIC MINIMALISES THE VISUALS
I create to give you a spherical 4 dimensional experience of my Art.
To make the interactive animation, I write an App in Processing (Open Source Programming Language based on Java). I am self-taught in programming and I truly love it. I am always teaching myself more as it is an amazing field of infinite possibilities. When you can code and have ideas, you can bring them to life.
My hands are controlling the visuals by being waved in the air.
It is not a choreography.
It is not a rendered animation.
It is all in real time…
Each performance is unique… In other words, never exactly the same.
IN THE FUTURE, DEEJAYS AND PERFORMERS WILL BE DOING THIS TYPE OF PERFORMANCE IN THE MAINSTREAM.
IT WILL BE A NORMAL THING.
The visual is a symmetric animation within an animation, which makes it a bit more challenging to control, making it even more fun.