Installation: (e)motion

Interactive boxes that link micro-movement of the faces to sound and visuals

The scientific installation “(e)motion” shows you funny faces of yourself you had no idea you would ever pull. When you’re looking into a mirror or camera, you will probably pull a serious face or give a fake smile, but throughout the day your facial expressions change constantly depending on the way you feel. (e)motion is an installation that enables you to manipulate a dynamic environment of sound and film using facial expressions. It’s a joint project of media artist and composer Jan Klug, professor in neuromechanics Bert Otten, and cognitive neuroscientist Barbara Nordhjem. The installation is part of a bigger project of Pavlov E-Lab, which involves artists and scientists investigating how the power of imagination “animates” our movements. Discover your subconscious funny face!

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