mike pelletier: haunting 3D animations explore human emotion
mike pelletier: haunting 3D animations explore human emotion mike pelletier: haunting 3D animations explore human emotion
jul 31, 2013

mike pelletier: haunting 3D animations explore human emotion

mike pelletier: haunting 3D animations explore human emotion
images courtesy of mike pelletier




the digital animation ‘parametric expression’ features anamorphic figures displaying abstract adaptations of human emotion. amsterdam based interactive artist mike pelletier has explored quantified emotion — the technology that monitors the relative state of human beings, most closely associated with facial recognition software. the modeling and contouring of the renderings are accurately comparable to human ones but the digital manipulations they undergo make the eerie figures jarring reflections of humanity. the computer generated bodies are twisted and expanded, bearing devilish grins, glaring eerily at one another, and angrily approaching the viewer. 




parametric expression
video courtesy of mike pelletier



computer bodies interacting with each other



faces are digitally distorted in a devilish way



three animated figures, one angrily growling



an enraged figure walks towards the viewer




project info:


in collaboration with subbacultcha! by pllant / marieke van helden

  • This is cool. I enjoyed the expressions and their relationships in time and emotion. But, isn’t this essentially what video game modelers do everyday? I enjoyed the performance aspect but if you stripped the average modern video game, same thing right?

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