Oh Snap!

Oh Snap! opened at the Parse Gallery's Brian Damage in New Orleans, LA on May 6th, 2011. Inspired by early 90s popular culture, it featured original video by Dave Greber, interactive video-system design and custom controller by Leonard, and choreography by both artists. Dancers Breez, Jade and Showtime are featured in the incorporated video.

Gallery patrons were invited to interact with and control the video as if playing a video game – no instructions were provided, allowing users to experiment and learn the system independently. Using the provided light wand, users altered the speed and direction of the audio and video and selected various dance moves.

The video below shows the default video loop seen by patrons when the “game” is not in play.

Intro demo screen to the interactive game

Oh Snap! Game Demonstration

  Oh Snap!  installation view

Oh Snap! installation view

Inspirational dance moves taken from In Living Color routines.