Toni Dove::
Sally or the Bubble Burst, 2002

interaktive cinema DVD
video, audio and MAX/MSP/JITTER program on DVD-ROM
Toni Dove, (c) Bustlelamp Productions, Inc.

Written, designed and directed by Toni Dove
Distributed by Cycling '74
Programming: Roger Luke DuBois using MAX/MSP and JITTER Software from Cycling '74
Music and Sound Design: Peter Scherer
Actress: Helen Pickett

Sally or The Bubble Burst is an interactive DVD-ROM that uses speech recognition and synthesis to allow viewers to converse with famed 1930’s performer Sally Rand [played by Helen Pickett]. In three interactive »zones,« viewers manipulate a hypnotic performance of Sally’s notorious bubble dance, hear observations about the Depression from a chorus of objects [including two bubbles, a chair, a shawl and a radio] voiced by well known downtown performers Shelley Hirsch, Lisa Karrer, Judy Nylon, Eric Mingus, and Gregory Whitehead and speak directly to Sally in an interactive conversation using a microphone. A viewer can also use the keyboard to make Sally speak any text or change her attitude and expressions.