Emotions from an Algorithmic Point of View


This work explores deconstructed facial expressions according to the Facial Action Coding System. This system forms the basis of contemporary emotion recognition software. With the help of the tracking mechanism of a mobile phone the performance demonstrates a computational approach to our emotions.

Performance, around 20 minutes. theater light, stool, iphone with face recognition software triggering a sound scape.

Actress: Marina Miller Dessau
Choreography: Marjolein Vogels
Sound design: Arnoud Traa
Technique: V2 lab for unstable media

instalation shot: Import Projects icw Transmediale, Berlin

Featured in The Most Iconic Works of 40 years V2 - Lab for the Unstable Media.