Video: Complex Movements - Beware of the Dandelions

Beware of the Dandelions is a mobile art installation that functions as a performance, workshop space, and visual arts exhibition. The piece is created from the intersection of disciplines including: community organizing, design, hip-hop and electronic music, architecture, and theater. The experience occurs inside a 400 square foot polyhedron dome-like pod structure capable of enveloping 30 participants at a time. The performance and generative visuals are projected into the pod to create an immersive visual and sound experience that incorporates sci-fi narratives, music, and interactive game elements.

Beware of The Dandelions has been presented at On The Boards (Seattle), Southern Methodist University (Dallas), Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History (Detroit), and Talking Dolls (Detroit).

Complex Movements is a Detroit-based artist collective developing interactive performance work that illuminates connections between complex science and social justice movements to support the transformation of communities.

Role: Artist / Technical Director / Lead Software Engineer


  • Built a two node distributed computing system capable of 4 channel video, 10 channel audio, DMX lighting control, and crowd tracking via depth sensor and microphone array, programmed using TouchDesigner, Unity, Ableton Live, and Max. This system performed flawlessly in 74 shows and for hundreds of hours as a turnkey, stand-alone installation.

  • Designed and fabricated the physical installation environment in collaboration with Wesley Taylor and architect Aaron Jones.

  • Created TouchDesigner virtual reality environment for prototyping, pre-visualizing, and simulating pod concepts and media without needing to build the full pod.

  • Co-wrote narrative experience along with character sketches and world building documents.

  • Created over 1 hour of real-time and pre-rendered visual content using Cinema 4D, Maya, Unity, TouchDesigner, and Adobe CC in collaboration with Wesley Taylor.

Date: 2012 - 2017