Le sas, science-art-society group - Primary Intimacy of being

Primary Intimacy of being

Mirrors augmented with X rays, nuclear imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging with sensors, gender recognition, computers and 75" screens. Triptych in lacquered glass and oak wood.

A mirror reflects a human being, a woman, a man, as revealed by X rays imaging, positron emission tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. It's a volume image, giving access to the third dimension of space for three singular avatars of the spectator. Here are his medical imaging augmented reflections. If the one that stands in front of the mirror goes forward or backward, he goes in and out of the body shown by CT scan, PET or MRI. In Première Intimité de l'être, he discovers alone a new morphological or metabolical intimity that was hidden to him until now, the intimity of matter density that makes him stand straight, the one of metabolic energy that makes him alive or moreover the one of water that constitutes him.


[Concept] Ikse Maître
[Real time 3D graphics] Matthieu Courgeon
[3D avatars] Marion Tardieu, Bruno Freyssinet and Serge Desarnaud
[Motion and gender sensing] Tom Giraud, Michèle Gouiffès and Alexandra Roatis
[Electroacoustics] Michel Bertier

[Gender recognition] Christian Kueblbeck and Andreas Ernst, Face detection and tracking in video sequences using the modified census transformation, Journal on Image and Vision Computing 24(6), 564-572, 2006, ISSN 0262-8856 www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/bf/bsy/fue/isyst

Première Intimité de l’être is a digital artwork created by des Vues de l’esprit ; an opening of Le sas, science-art-society group ; was produced by La métonymie, in partnership with the IR4M, the LIMSI, the IEF, the LRI, the SHFJ, the Département Arts-Musique of the Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne, the CNRS and the Université Paris-Sud, with the participation of the DICRéAM Ministère de la culture et de la communication, CNC, CNL.

Creation: La Vie en transparence, Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, France – May 2, 2012-January 6, 2013.

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Premiere Intimite de l'être - des Vues de l'esprit - 2014 - Le Pass, Mons, Belgique
Premiere Intimite de l'être - des Vues de l'esprit - 2014 - Le Pass, Mons, Belgique
Premiere Intimite de l'être - Stéphanie Sphyras - 2016 - Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, France

Première Intimité de l'être - Le Pass, Mons, Belgique                                           
© 2014 des Vues de l’esprit
Première Intimité de l'être - Le Pass, Mons, Belgique
© 2014 des Vues de l’esprit
Première Intimité de l'être - Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, France
© 2016 Stéphanie Sphyras






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