Redundant Assembly, 2015
Digital cameras, computer, projector, aluminum, steel platform
24 x 36.25 x 15.75 in / 61 x 92 x 40 cm
Edition of 6
Photo courtesy Franz Wamhof
Redundant Assembly (2015) is a computerized mirror that uses a camera array to compose a live portrait of participants from nine simultaneous perspectives. As a viewer looks at the piece, face recognition algorithms detect his or her face as seen from all cameras, aligning them on the center of the display. The result is an uncanny representation of the subject, unbound from the symmetry and depth perception of binocular vision. When several people are detected simultaneously, a composite portrait of them is made in real-time.