W H O
Portraits | Generative - audio visual installation
Presented at : Adiacenze gallery, from September 28 to October 8, 2016 | Bologna, Italy
Livart gallery, from March 9- 28, 2017 | Montréal, Québec
"A good portrait ought to tell something of the subject's past and suggest something of his future"
« Who » is a collection of portraits sculptures and a generative audiovisual installation.
Each sculpture consists of the imprint of a 3D scan of the different subjects. The silhouettes represented are nearly unrecognizable at close look, while details and features are better perceived from farther distance.
An algorithm is created to analyze each portrait and extracts tempo and note values from it, following the structure of the face. These notes, played in a continuous flow that never repeats itself, are assigned to customized voice instruments.
This simultaneously melodious and noisy flow activates a series of light effects that reveals fragments of the face.
The sculptures then become alive and start their own "primal conversation" in front of the audience.
Description - Version 1 - Set of 3 sculptures : Plexiglass - Mono speaker- Light projection
A project by Cinzia Campolese
Software development : Francisco Rafart
Project management : Shape & Robot Festival