Collaborative Seoul-based duo Shinseungback Kimyonghun, artists Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun, bring a whole new meaning to the portrait project. They are making work that uses image processing and “computer vision,” and are putting face recognition to good use. Portrait explores and represents the identity of movies, using custom software that detects faces present throughout—capturing and collecting them every 24 frames of the movie, to be exact. The result is an average of faces blending into one faint and ghostly composite, with hints of recognizable actors coming through. For a look at the process, watch the making of their portrait of Avatar below.
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