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October 18, 2016 AT 11:00 am

Nobumichi Asai’s Kagami Creates 3D Facial Replicas #ArtTuesday

We’ve been following Nobumichi Asai’s art (here and here) and we’re loving this installation! From nobumichi asai on vimeo via prosthetic knowledge:

‘kagami’ means a mirror in Japanese. ‘kagami / Real-Time Face Generator’ is an installation, which features ‘3D mirror,’ capable of replicating a person’s face in three dimensions.

The installation’s face scanner scans a participant’s face, and a computer converts the scan into 3D modeling data. On the basis of this data, around 5,000 rods are moved forward by a motor, creating a 3D face in real time. The face then becomes a canvass for the theme of ‘Kacho Fugetsu’, which means beauties of nature in Japanese, as electric makeup art featuring morning glory, bamboo, butterflies, kingfishers, ibis, sunsets, cherry blossoms, moon etc. is projected onto its surface.

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