Face Visualizer by Daito Manabe @ Transmediale

February 8th, 2011

Last Friday I had the chance to see Daito Manabe perform with his Face Visualizer live during the Transmediale festival in Berlin. The Face Visualizer is a tool which lets people’s faces move artificially in sync with music through electroshocks produced with the Max/MSP programming platform. I’m pretty sure you’ve seen the videos of his first tests like these ones here.
He performed together with Ei Wada, who definitely was quite surprised by some of the electroshocks.


video by ledo224


© Jonathan Gröger / transmediale


© Jonathan Gröger / transmediale

The day before the performance, Daito held a presentation of his work at the agency I work for. Not only was he kind enough to do so, he also brought me a present: my own Pa++ern t-shirt. Pa++ern is a project he did together with Motoi Ishibashi, it was basically an embroidery machine connected to twitter.
THANK YOU GUYS!

5 Responses to “Face Visualizer by Daito Manabe @ Transmediale”

  1. Gareth Says:

    Whoa,
    That’s my design to the left of yours; the dark shirt with little yellow people on it…
    I had no idea they had actually executed it!

    cheers,
    -GS

  2. Alan Souquet Says:

    mmm
    Daito Manabe, with his Face Visualizer, reminds me Stelarc and his Ping Body (1996)
    > http://artelectronicmedia.com/document/stelarc-ping-body

    From body to head…

    Friendly,
    AS

  3. pieter | today and tomorrow Says:

    @Alan
    Stelarc was one of Daito’s inspirations.

  4. Alan Souquet Says:

    Ok !
    In all cases, they bring a lot of humor in this.
    A

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