mirror mirror

Mirror Mirror installation consists of a technologically augmented mirror that transforms the visitors’ reflection. The augmented artifact detects the face of the visitor through a computer vison interface it processes the detected image and projects the transformed reflection. The visitor experiences a mixed reality resulting from the augmentation of the detected face by the computer processed images.

Man’s erroneous identification with a false image begins in his childhood during the mirror stage and accompanies him throughout his lifetime. In order to be accepted in society, people create a fictitious superficial image, imitating certain models, adapting their behavior to predefined roles, negating their desires. The existence of an impersonal mass has always been an easy way to control people, impose models
of behavior and opinions. But nowadays these masses created to facilitate control and oppression, reorganize their structure and react. Using new codes, people start to communicate, collaborate, and create a new collective identity. The mirror reflects a new face symbol of this collective identity, instead of the expected reflection..

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Mirror Mirror @ Group Exhibition ‘Things’. The Art Foundation (TAF), 2012

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Mirror Mirror @ 14th Athens International Comics Festival. Athens, 2012

In collaboration with: Daphne Polyzos, Derek Fenix

Video: http://vimeo.com/39444054

Exhibitions:
14th Athens International Comics Festival. Athens, November 2012
The Art Foundation (TAF) – Group Exhibition ‘Things’. Athens, March-May 2012

Credits:
Face Tracker Library::Jason Saragih
ofxFaceTracker addon:: Kyle McDonald

Software: openFrameworks

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David Lloyd the creator of V for Vendetta in front of ‘Mirror Mirror @ 14th Athens International Comics Festival’

 

Mirror Mirror @ 14th Athens International Comics Festival, 2012

Mirror Mirror @ 14th Athens International Comics Festival, 2012

Mirror Mirror @ 14th Athens International Comics Festival, 2012

 

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