Project Description

Artificial Facial Expression (2002)

Artist Arthur Elsenaar investigates the computer-controlled human face as a medium for kinetic art and develops algorithms for facial choreography. In his research project “Artificial Facial Expression” he uses precisely controlled electrical impulses to trigger the facial muscles of a live human person into rendering involuntary expressions. As the human face is controlled by a digital computer instead of a neural brain, it can be made to perform in unexpected ways, bringing together dance and technology in the most direct way imaginable.

 

Credits: Arthur Elsenaar