Rafael Lozano Hemmer

Redundant Assembly
In “Redundant Assembly” an arrangement of several cameras composes a live-portrait of the visitor from six perspectives simultaneously, aligned using face detection. The resulting image is uncanny, detached from the laws of symmetry and the depth perception of binocular vision. If several visitors are standing in front of the work, a composite portrait of their different facial features develops in real time, creating a mongrel “selfie”.

Karen Lancel & Hermen Maat

Master Touch

In ‘Master Touch’ you make your face visible on a big screen by touching your face. By caressing your own face you ‘paint’ your face on a large electronic screen. On the screen your face appears and merges slowly with portraits of the Rijksmuseum collection.
Merge your face with master pieces from the Rijksmuseum collection, for example a portrait of Rembrandt or van Gogh. Together with the Old Masters you compose a new portrait here and now. In an a sensitive, playful and innovative way you open up the collection and make it personal.

Cho Gi Seok

“I will always focus on portraits. My aim is to try to express the characteristics of Seoul and my generation in my work.” In terms of visual motifs, Giseok’s portfolio features a few consistent elements. Firstly, a soft use of light, often accompanied by washes of colour. And, secondly, flowers of all shapes and sizes. These form a large part of Giseok’s compositions, dictating the aura of an image.
Styled by: Hyunji Shi.

BARRY X BALL

БАРРИ Х БОЛЛ
SCULPTOR BARRY X. BALL CREATES UNSETTLING BUSTS AND PORTRAITS THAT REFERENCE CLASSICAL SCULPTURE. THEY ARE UNSETTLING BECAUSE HE CHOOSES MATERIALS (MEXICAN ONYX, LAPIS LAZULI, ITALIAN MARBLE, CALCITE) WITH CRACKS, FISSURES, AND IRREGULARITIES TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION OF DISFIGURED FACES, SKIN CONDITIONS, OR MEDICAL ANOMALIES.

BRUNO METRA AND LAURENCE JEANSON

برونو مترا وجينسون لورانس
Бруно Метра и Лоренс Джинсон

Talented French duo of photographers Bruno Metra and Laurence Jeanson experiments with our visual perception. Using sticky tape, cuts from fashion magazines and human portraits they create a new form of facial expressions. After watching few works in a row your mind starts working as usual and you easily adopt the new transformed face as it is.

ISAAC CORDAL

Айзек Кордел
이삭 코달

Le belge Isaac Cordal est un artiste aux multiples facettes. Dans son projet « Bleak » il crée des sculptures en silhouette avec de petites passoires qu’il expose à la lumière pour faire apparaitre des portraits. Isaac Cordal est originaire d’espgane, il vit et travail à Bruxelles. Son dernier projet « Bleak » fait apparaitre sur le sol londonien de magnifiques visages en ombre avec la lumière des lampadaires sur des petites passoires à thé sculptées méticuleusement.

BILLY KIDD

比利·基德
Billy Kidd, 1980, USA, is a fashion, portrait and celebrity photographer. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona but currently works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2007 he has been shooting commercial and editorial work. In 2010 his images of Paul Dano were selected for the PDN Faces contest aswell as the shots of Pharrell Williams and NERD for PDN’s The Look contest. Billy’s images are soft and rough at the same time, it is young, edgy and rebellious.

Parker Fitzgerald and Riley Messina

Overgrowth
Inspired by a pursuit of beauty, Riley combines classically thoughtful botanical designs with Parker’s carefully considered film images in an expression of the multifaceted relationship between humankind and nature. The two artists contrast anonymous portraiture with sweeping landscapes in an attempt to capture both the malleable and untamed aspects of the natural world.

JUSTINE KHAMARA

Жюстин Khamara

You could think that the work of Melbourne-based artist Justine Khamara was digitally manipulated. Though Justine actually hand-cuts the photographs to rearrange and collage them afterwards. Some of the collages were even cut into thin strips then woven. Seeking to disrupt photography’s smooth, two-dimensional surfaces, Justine collages and builds sculptures entirely out of portrait photographs.

GOLAN LEVIN AND ZACHARY LIEBERMAN

Reface [Portrait Sequencer]

Reface [Portrait Sequencer] by Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman (2007) is a surreal video mash-up that composes endless combinations of its visitors’ faces. Based on the Victorian “Exquisite Corpse” parlor game, the Reface installation records and dynamically remixes brief video slices of its viewers’ mouths, eyes and brows. Reface uses face-tracking techniques to allow automatic alignment and segmentation of its participants’ faces. As a result, visitors to the project can move around freely in front of the display without worrying about lining up their face for the system’s camera. The video clips recorded by the project are “edited” by the participants’ own eye blinks. Blinking also triggers the display to advance to the next set of face combinations. Through interactions with an image wholly constructed from its own history of being viewed, Reface makes possible a new form of inventive play with one’s own appearance and identity. The resulting kinetic portraiture blends the personalities and genetic traits of its visitors to create a “generative group portrait” of the people in the project’s locale.

BARRY X BALL

БАРРИ Х БОЛЛ
Envy
Sculptor Barry X. Ball creates unsettling busts and portraits that reference classical sculpture. They are unsettling because he chooses materials (Mexican onyx, lapis lazuli, Italian marble, calcite) with cracks, fissures, and irregularities to give the impression of disfigured faces, skin conditions, or medical anomalies.

BARRY X BALL

БАРРИ Х БОЛЛ
Sculptor Barry X. Ball creates unsettling busts and portraits that reference classical sculpture. They are unsettling because he chooses materials (Mexican onyx, lapis lazuli, Italian marble, calcite) with cracks, fissures, and irregularities to give the impression of disfigured faces, skin conditions, or medical anomalies.

Richard Vijgen

The Architecture of Radio
In case you’ve ever wondered exactly what lies beyond the realm of the visible, Dutch designer Richard Vijgen has created a new app that is able to visually portray the network of radio waves that lies below the surface. The app was created as a part of Vijgen’s new ”The Architecture of Radio” exhibition at Germany’s ZKM, and combines technologies from GPS, OpenCellID, and NASA’s public satellite feeds to amalgamate a rendering of the data webs all around us. The app was intended to give a physical portrait of the very data waves that rule the modern day, according to Vijgen: “We cannot see the very thing that is defining our time, and that concerns me.” The designer went on to note “as technology is becoming more and more transparent, I think data visualization can help us to relate to things that are invisible, yet play an important role in our lives.”

NOVA JIANG

نوفا جيانغ
Ideogenetic Machine
“Ideogenetic Machine” is an interactive installation that incorporates portraits of participants into an algorithmically generated comic book. A camera captures the portrait live while an algorithm transforms the photographic image into a “line drawing”. Face detection is utilized to insert-code generated blank speech bubbles into the narrative. The software creates never repeating compositions using a set of rules that approximate the compositional decisions made by a human comic book author. The comic is projected live, and consists of the algorithmically processed portraits as well as randomly chosen story elements from a database of drawings. The story elements are drawn by the artist, mostly illustrating speculative narratives based on current news and events. A participant can email him or herself the finished comic as a PDF file.

FILE FESTIVAL

MAR CANET & CARLES GUTIERREZ

videomaton
File Festival

The initial idea was to engage audiences with the classical paintings. The installation tries to transform the classical portraits into memorable and playful experiences. In short, by looking into a mirror a face of participant is captured by the system. Next, the captured face travels into one of the classical portraits. Hence, the viewer is invited into the gallery in order to recognize him or herself in one of the paintings. In other words, the art piece replaces the original painted faces by the faces of the audience. To be more specific, the authors have created an original face-morphing that integrates itself into the well-know portraits, like Meninas by Goya. To put in a nutshell, the common experience of modern art is replaced by a novel, playful and enjoyable encounter. The installation creates a framework of expression where audience spontaneously and freely interact in front of a mirror knowing that they are recorded. The results are experience by all audience in the gallery. The project was produced in 2011 as a commission of interactive art project for the new City Council of Madrid curated by Chema Conesa. “Videomaton” was presented in the opening of new City Council of Madrid located in the Cibeles square. The installation was exhibited for a year in the institution. The aim of the exhibit was displaying the famous art pieces of Madrid museums in a novel way.

BARRY X BALL

БАРРИ Х БОЛЛ
SCULPTOR BARRY X. BALL CREATES UNSETTLING BUSTS AND PORTRAITS THAT REFERENCE CLASSICAL SCULPTURE. THEY ARE UNSETTLING BECAUSE HE CHOOSES MATERIALS (MEXICAN ONYX, LAPIS LAZULI, ITALIAN MARBLE, CALCITE) WITH CRACKS, FISSURES, AND IRREGULARITIES TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION OF DISFIGURED FACES, SKIN CONDITIONS, OR MEDICAL ANOMALIES.