<em>Body Movies</em>

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Body Movies, 2000
From the series Relational Architecture 6
Projectors, computers, surveillance camera, custom software
Dimensions variable
Installation view at V2, Rotterdam
Photo courtesy Arie Kievit

Thousands of photo portraits taken on the streets of the cities where the project is exhibited are shown using robotically controlled projectors. However, the portraits only appear inside the projected shadows of local passers-by, whose silhouettes measure between 2 to 25 meters high, depending on how far people were from the powerful light sources placed on the floor of the square. A custom-made computer vision tracking system triggers new portraits as old ones are revealed.
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