Robin Gareus, Arjan Scherpenisse, Eelco Wagenaar

Frontera v.2

Lilia Perez Romero

11 Jul 2008
26 Jul 2008

In an age where one ruling paradigm regarding technological art is physical interactivity, it’s only natural that one of the oldest visual representation practices, that of portrayal, transforms accordingly. This fact has been acknowledged in literature and cinema, thus interactive portraits have become integrated into our image of the future.

Frontera v.2, by Mexican artist Lilia Perez Romero has been created within this scope of works and it could represent a first approach towards realising what others have envisioned. This interactive installation consists of two main components: a video booth and a playback screen. The video booth acts like a tool with which spectators can create interactive selfportraits. These portraits are shown on the playback screen and react to the movements of the spectator as if they were dissociated mirror images. Touch and communication are key ingredients in this project for which an open source application was developed.

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