manchester school of art
Digital Futures Motion projection Butterflies
Throughout history, different cultures and societies have worn masks for a variety of functions and purposes. Our true identity is often hidden beneath the mask we wear, as they provide a position of safety as we hide our anxieties behind masks of power and security. This project by Chris Chippindale, Richard Evans and Katrina McLaughlin explores the virtual world as we wear layers of masks in our daily lives through social media and the internet, such that if one is removed, the true self is not found beneath, but just another mask. Using motion tracking and projection mapping technology, we have developed a virtual mask that will project an animation onto the face disguising the person beneath the moving image allowing them to transform and express themselves beyond human emotions.