PERFECT PAUL: ON FREEDOM OF FACIAL EXPRESSION

Arthur Elsenaar

Lecture

 (photo © Mateo Binder)

(photo © Mateo Binder)

Perfect Paul is a sequel to the Arthur Elsenaar’s (in)famous Huge Harry lecture/performance, in which a digital persona lectures on computer-human communication. This new lecture/performance, in a highly condensed form, will present the results of the artist’s recentlycompleted doctoral artistic research entitled: “Facial Hacking: The Twisted Logic of Electro-Facial Choreography.”

In a live computer-versus-human showdown, Perfect Paul demonstrates the superior qualities of digital versus neural (human) facial control. Perfect Paul, when performed for the first time in Bilbao, Spain, won the Technarte 2012 Best Speaker Award.