Star Gods Moon Rabbits: 2 x 5 m LED screen, realtime computer simulations

Ruth Gibson (Artist), Bruno Martelli (Artist)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

Abstract

This installation re-establishes relationships between people, cities, art and life in a modern ritual. Gibson/Martelli take the rich concept of the ancient dramatic art of face-changing to create giant faces with multiple layers and personalities, a homage to Sichuan Bianlian mask opera. Colourful facial patterns of myth, symbol and ceremony light up the cultural corridor of Chengdu in a vibrant array of dazzling hues. The hybrid characters connect audiences, stirring expression through their own performance, folklore and mystery.

A custom machine learning system was created in order to detect park visitors so that the giant faces can watch them throughout the day and evening. The faces change according to the movement, speed, proximity and numbers of passers- by.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2018
EventLight Up Bashu: Star Gods Moon Rabbits - Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, Chengdu, China
Duration: 4 Nov 20184 Dec 2018

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Deity
Computer Simulation
Rabbit
Giant
Mask
Learning Systems
Hue
Opera
Dramatic Art
Folklore
Machine Learning
Ceremony
Art
Symbol
Mystery
Homage
Proximity
Sichuan
Layer

Keywords

  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Tracking
  • Surveillance
  • LED
  • Light
  • Opera
  • Myth
  • Pedestrian
  • Site-responsive
  • display

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Star Gods Moon Rabbits : 2 x 5 m LED screen, realtime computer simulations. Gibson, Ruth (Artist); Martelli, Bruno (Artist). 2018. Event: Light Up Bashu, Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, Chengdu, China.

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

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