Emotion Recognition from an algorithmic point of view is a collaboration between visual artist Coralie Vogelaar choreographer Marjolein Vogels and actress Marina Miller Dessau.
Together they explored and trained deconstructed facial expressions according to the Facial Action Coding System, developed by prof. Paul Ekman in 1978. This system forms the basis of contemporary emotion recognition software and shows us a computer way of looking at our emotions.
By combining these collaborative performative experiments with algorithmic compositions and image blending as a method, these studies have resulted in – amongst other – two video installations and a live performance exploring the complexities and unknown expressions of the face.
Sound design: De Auditieve Dienst, Arnoud Traa
This exhibition is generously supported by the Stimuleringsfonds voor Creative Industrie,
by European Media Artist in Residence Exchange (EMARE) at Werkleitz and the ministry of culture Saxony-Anhalt.
The emotion software is FaceReader, with the help of the Usability Lab, Communication and Multimedia Design, Amsterdam University of Applied Science [text from puntwg.nl]