Silver Mirror

Ji Young Chun, Silver Mirror, 2015. projection on silver paper sculpture, whole body: 6'-6"(width) x 2'-6" x 4'(height). Korea.

 

A camera captures the graphic image of the audience’s faces and projects the images onto a silver sculptural device. Through physical computing sensors, the audience's facial expressions are detected and computed into a system that deforms the detected expressions of the audience’s faces, an allusion to cyborgs.  

People today seem to spend a great portion of their days staring at their computer monitors, carrying a limited facial expression throughout the day. Hence, the work allows the audience to observe their own facial expressions on the mirror, not the exact mirror image but a range of expressions that they could make.