Interface (A research on emotions by pattern recognition)
Two channel 4K video, 23 minutes loop. 55 inch, polyethylene foam, Double Arm Flat Screen Wall Mount

In this two channel video work a movement analysis of emotions is being done by deconstructing it into temporal segments that produced the expression, called action units (AU – developed by prof. Paul Ekman and used in most emotion recognition software). On one screen emotions are being expressed by actress Marina Miller Dessau – hereby she reacts on stories being told to her. On the right screen the observed components of facial movements are re-enacted the day after.
The result is a non verbal exchange between computerized movements and their corresponding emotions, in which the detection technique is triggered by the emotions but also the other way around.

Credits:
Actress: Marina Miller Dessau
Choreography: Marjolein Vogels
Sound design: Arnoud Traa
Percussion: Onno Govaert
Technique: Joerg Drefs, Sylvian Vriens
Camera: Tim Nowitzki
make up: Rafaela Siqueira
Software: Facereader by Noldus


This project is generously funded by Creative Industry Fund (NL), EMARE grant. And supported by Werkleitz Gesellschaft. The emotion software is FaceReader, with the help of the Usability Lab, Communication and Multimedia Design, Amsterdam University of Applied Science






Interface (A research on emotions by pattern recognition)
Two channel 4K video, 23 minutes loop. 55 inch, polyethylene foam, Double Arm Flat Screen Wall Mount

In this two channel video work a movement analysis of emotions is being done by deconstructing it into temporal segments that produced the expression, called action units (AU – developed by prof. Paul Ekman and used in most emotion recognition software). On one screen emotions are being expressed by actress Marina Miller Dessau – hereby she reacts on stories being told to her. On the right screen the observed components of facial movements are re-enacted the day after.
The result is a non verbal exchange between computerized movements and their corresponding emotions, in which the detection technique is triggered by the emotions but also the other way around.

Credits:
Actress: Marina Miller Dessau
Choreography: Marjolein Vogels
Sound design: Arnoud Traa
Percussion: Onno Govaert
Technique: Joerg Drefs, Sylvian Vriens
Camera: Tim Nowitzki
make up: Rafaela Siqueira
Software: Facereader by Noldus


This project is generously funded by Creative Industry Fund (NL), EMARE grant. And supported by Werkleitz Gesellschaft. The emotion software is FaceReader, with the help of the Usability Lab, Communication and Multimedia Design, Amsterdam University of Applied Science