Procrustes' Brain

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Installation Details

The artwork Procrustes' Brain uses a video camera and computer to capture images of exhibition visitors and morph them into the form of a standard male or female icon. Television monitors display the transformations and a copy of the result is printed for each participant. This piece was first exhibited at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA as part of the 1999 Boston Cyberarts Festival.

The poetry and technology of the piece is quite dramatic as well as relevant to today's issues of standardization and mass production. While today we are more and more categorized as generic symbols this artwork addresses the fact that they are less and less descriptive of how we look and define ourselves.

This work would not have been possible without my friend Ed Tekeian. He wrote all the software and always with good humor and a big smile.

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