hung fu Machine Learning


Medium: Open Pose, Touchdesigner, projector

Shifu (simplified Chinese: 师傅 or 师父; traditional Chinese: 師傅 or 師父), is a title for and role of a skillful person or a master.

A homage to Bruce Lee and Hong Kong martial arts cinema.
The performance was filmed at WPP’s new offices in Hong Kong and it was used in a video introducing the Hong Kong WPP campus. I utilized the ML model Open Pose in order to extract the skeleton information from a selection of Kung Fu movies. TouchDesigner was used to blend and control the music and generate the visuals in real-time. By utilising the colourful skeleton data I crafted a digital paintbrush of shorts, creating an ephemeral painting of fragmented visuals through time.

Skeleton extraction with Open Pose and music by JasonHu