Inspired by French researcher Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne (1806 –1875) and Australian artist Stelarc, Daito Manabe has created a wonderfully ironic form of a music visualization device that uses electronic impulses to stimulate facial muscles in synch with the music. Face Visualizer
stands in contrast to conventional methods of mapping and the usual physical and emotional responses to music and is presented a live performance that is as exciting as it is comic.
The artist and researcher Manabe graduated in Mathematics from the Tokyo Science University. Opposed to using technologies to achieve an ever "higher-resolution" illusionistic reality, his works aim at rediscovering the beauty of transient events through careful observations and exploration of the basic properties of body, computer and computer programming.
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