This piece is about the impact that small gestures put together can have on the world. With just the subtle motion of blinking one’s eyes, the fire will react in an equally subtle way until, eventually, the fire grows too big and wild for the candle and burns out.
The program tracks the height of the user’s eyes, and when it detects that the eyes are closed, a disturbance is sent through the fire and the wildness, number of fire particles, and the height increases by a tiny margin.
The video shows the program less responsive than usual, as faceOSC had a poor time trying to differentiate between my eyes and eyebrows under the bad lighting. Also, my eyes are already tiny enough as is. I’ll try to make a better recording.