This is the first of a series of installations in multiple countries. Starting with Anyang, the next will be located in Yamaguchi, Japan. A camera at each site continuously captures images of visitors to the installation and sends the photos to another location. As a visitor interacts with the piece, it tracks their facial expressions and finds a matching image that was sent from the other location.
*Sharing Faces* is inspired by traveling between countries with many similarities that still have some tension between them. It's inspired by stories like the intervention of the Sabine women in ancient Rome, the internal conflict of Arjuna at the Kurukshetra battlefield, the revelation of Father Zosima in *the Brothers Karamazov*: stories where the value of frustration and struggle, sometimes even between brothers, is questioned. When we have trouble seeing eye-to-eye, or face-to-face, sometimes we just need to spend some time looking at each other. And if you look long enough, you will discover: we all wear the same expressions, we share the same faces.
카일 맥도널드 Kyle McDonald ∙
Media artist who works with code, with a background in philosophy and computer science. McDonald is a regular collaborator on arts-engineering initiatives such as openFrameworks, having developed a number of extensions which provide connectivity to powerful image processing and computer vision libraries. His work ranges from hyper-formal glitch experiments to tactical and interrogative installations and performance. He has been Guest Researcher in residence at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan, a fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon Universitym and is currently teaching at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Sharing Faces is simultaneously installed in both Anyang Pavilion and Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media(YCAM).
180 Yesulgongwon-ro, Manan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do