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Loops is an abstract digital portrait of pioneering
dance legend Merce Cunningham. The
motion of his hands as he performs his solo dance for hands and fingers was recorded and is the
basis for this continuously
which date from the 16th century,
are miniature portraits, often worn
as jewelry. Digital Limnings:
Miniature Memories reinvents
this art form, using tiny wearable
video screens to depict the jewel-like motion
of a dancer and the subtle interactions between family members. The scale of the pieces beckons the
viewer to approach quite closely.
The interactive portraits worn by a dog and its owner in Experiments in Digital Limnings makes use of this intimate viewing distance, responding to presence (the owner’s) and voice (the
With Kelly Dobson and Raffi
The subject of Alternative Autobiographies, the prolific author Richard Kostelanetz is at first
glance absent from the New York City apartment setting of the piece. Yet he is indeed present, not only through his words, which are
animated and projected onto the walls, desk, and window, but also via an e-mail connection whereby the correspondence between audience and
subject becomes integrated into this textual portrait.
with David Garcia
store photo booths represent the mechanization of portraiture: the automatic camera replaces the
human artist. In Security by Julia XXXXIII the mechanical artist is made sinister and invasive, photographing the subject from
multiple unflattering and unacceptable
viewpoints and displaying these images to the passing audience outside of the booth.
with Bristol Studios and Lite Brite;
Matt Dilling and Frank Kerrigan.
Courtesy the artist and Andrea Rosen
Gallery, New York
Story: A Portrait answering machine messages create a self-portrait of the absent
subject. Viewers interact with the piece by knocking: a summons that is answered by elusive
messages and images
that sketch a picture of the artist’s life.
with Che King Leo and Kaijen Hsiao
The beautifully detailed holographic portrait requires intense cooperation between subject and
artist through the requisite studio process. The grainy surveillance image is the opposite, requiring
the subject’s ignorance
of the surreptitious recording. Strangers to Ourselves juxtaposes these forms to create a
portrait that questions the
relationship between detail and truth, knowledge and revelation.
Edith K. Ackermann
Steven L. Smith
Proxemics–how comfortable we feel standing next to someone, and how they react as we approach
them–is an important, though often subconsciously realized, aspect of how we get a sense of other
of Cati is an interactive installation that depicts
its subject both visually,
as a photographic portrait, and proximally, as it responds to the viewer’s approach.
Voice Anywhere creates a
portrait from the distinctive qualities of the subject’s voice. At the entrance, the viewer/subject is
photographed and records a
statement, which is then transformed algorithmically into a sonic portrait. The growing collection of
these audio-visual portraits are
played continuously in the “dome,” a multi-channel sound-space installation.
with Jude Leblanc, Louis