permanently installed in the greater columbus convention center, columbus, ohio, ‘as we are’ is the first of its kind but others can be installed anywhere else in the world. the sculpture is a fourteen-foot, 3d universal human head made from ribbons of ultra-bright, LED screens.

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‘as we are’ is permanently installed in the greater columbus convention center
all images © ellen dallagher

 

in the back of the neck is a photo booth capable of taking 3d pictures. once a visitor has their picture taken, they step out of the booth and their head is displayed on the giant head. the entire process is automated: twenty-nine cameras take simultaneous photographs and using a process called photogrammetry stitch them together. the sculpture employs over 850,000 LEDs. 

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the intent is to reconsider oneself in a unique context

 

the intent is to reconsider oneself in a unique context, to consider that representation in a public setting, and to re-contextualize people from different cultures. matthew mohr looks for a quality of beauty and intensity of emotion in simple, inconsequential moments, magnifying them as a reflection of humanistic ideals.

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a view of the photo booth entrance and atrium

 

matthew mohr interactive sculpture as we are designboom
the interior of the photo booth and interaction

 

matthew mohr interactive sculpture as we are designboom
the sculpture employs over 850,000 LEDs

 

matthew mohr interactive sculpture as we are designboom
matthew mohr looks for a quality of beauty and intensity of emotion in simple, inconsequential moments, magnifying them as a reflection of humanistic ideals

 

matthew mohr interactive sculpture as we are designboom
this piece resides in a public place accessible by all and is designed to achieve an imposing stature similar to traditional public monuments

 

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the experience of seeing one’s portrait on a fourteen foot, 3D head in a public place may be daunting to some and brings to question our willingness to share

 

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as we are is part of an over-200 piece collection of art in the columbus convention center

 

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once a visitor has their picture taken, they step out of the booth and their head is displayed on the giant head

 

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engineered and fabricated by design communications ltd. of boston 
image © DCL

 

making-of
video by design communications ltd.

 

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many share their experience on social media using the hashtag: #asweare

 

video © matthew mohr

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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