We express what we think and feel by facial movements, often without even realizing it. This installation creates awareness of even the most subtle movements of the face, and a space for interaction purely based on facial expressions. Facial movements tracked by custom software and translated into motion vectors are visualized and coupled with sounds, giving participants the possibility to interact by responding to each other’s facial movements. (e)MOTION was inspired by embodied cognition and scientific studies on emotion and action, and is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between art, movement science, and cognitive neuroscience.
Barbara Nordhjem will present the background research of and interdisciplinary collaboration for the development of the artwork, talk about her research, and engage in an exchange and Q&A with interested visitors.