CHAMELEON PROJECT, prototype 08 : Testing new types of displays.
CHAMELEON project, prototype 08 is an emotionally responsive video sculpture. The Chameleon Team collaborated with French artist group Experientiae Electricae to further develop Pixy, a large-scale flexible modular display. Prototype 08 integrated what has been learnt in the past prototypes converging this with the Pixy display, to provide new ways to experience the Chameleon Project, through more immersive, sculptural and evocative screens.
The displays of Pixy are built using light, electroluminescent paper, breaking down the aesthetic and resolution of the video into mono-toned, larger pixels. Interestingly, research shows that reducing the resolution of the image would not affect the emotional reading of the video portraits. Tests show the amount a visual portrait can be broken down into pixels, and the emotional tone of the face can still be read.
In an immersive process, CHAMELEON project, prototype 08, transforms the room into a moving video sculpture in direct relation both to architecture of space and to the viewer’s perception.