"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 variations that are projected on top of the sculpture, revealing fragments of the face.
The sculpture then become alive and start its own "primal conversation" in front of the audience.
A project by Cinzia Campolese
Software development : Francisco Rafart
Project management : Shape & Robot Festival
Adiacenze gallery, from September 28 to October 8, 2016 | Bologna, Italy
Livart gallery, from March 9- 28, 2017 | Montréal, Québec
Pmma mirror sculpture, Mono Speaker, Light projection, Generative software, hardware
35x20x10cm ( variable )