Luminous Gestures
a collaboration with Shannon Willis and Weslie Ching


Luminous Gestures was a site-specific installation in Isla Vista, CA, funded by the California Arts Council through UC Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission. Pinter's involvement was the creation of two interactive "walls" on the structure. The first, "Time Dilation", utilized depth sensing and computer feedback to provide visitors a palette to explore movement and narrative with time-delayed versions of themselves. The second, "Thermal Gestures", employed a white lycra wall, projection and thermal imaging to engage the public in a highly tactile, interactive community experience. Sculptor and video artist Shannon Willis architected and built the encompassing structure and provided projected video loops, while choreographer Weslie Ching led a company of six dancers in a site-specific dance which integrated Pinter's interactive walls.