Reconstruction and deconstruction of the classical self—portrait treated as a form based on contemporary media is the main idea of the performance MtnCtrld (2008). The work uses both visual and audio forms and is based on a motion—detection system in which a camera documents the artist’s face and its expressions. The video stream is analyzed by the system and the abstract information created in such way can be treated as an equivalent of the traditional image reproduction technique. These data are being then transformed to sound structures and are applied to realtime image processing software.
Video documentation, courtesy of Ania Ejsmont.
Place and date of recording: Underwater Wrocław Festival, Wrocław, July 2008