Perfect Paul: "On Freedom of Facial Expression"
creation date: 2012
Lecture/ performance by independent digital persona Perfect Paul discussing his latest research findings on the external controlled human face as a site for artistic computational expression. Perfect Paul, in a live show down of computer versus human facial choreographic capabilities, unveils an as yet unknown expressive potential of the human facial hardware and discusses its far reaching political ramifications.
First performed at Technarte 2012 Art & Technology International Conference, where it won the Best Speaker Award
(or is it Best Paper Award as inscribed on the glass slate?).
For some images and short video clips, see James Alliban's Flickr photostream.
Full lecture transcript
"Most disruptively, however, Arthur Elsenaar’s wonderful and hilarious performance, in which a computer externally controls his facial muscles, had to be rescheduled when the computer in question refused to play along."
"Towards an aesthetic of failure"
by Elaine Speight
"@artelse facial hacking performance absolutely amazing! Need to see it to believe it #digi3"
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