Things we talked about this semester
Leaving room for the viewer’s experience
You may show one thing to experience something else
Complexity builds depth
What is not there is just as important as what is
A single verb can generate a multitude of meanings
Keeping all these things in mind, you will make a self portrait. Your portrait can use any or all of the techniques we have studies this semester. It can be video, image or an animated loop. Your self portrait will be seen in the Snapchat App, with someone else’s face embedded in it. How will you change their perception of themselves? Make them see you? What happens when you combine?
We will discuss the technical possibilities in class. The first thing to do is to think about things you might want a portrait of yourself to convey. What are the core concepts that compel you? Create an archive of at least 20 digital artifacts that are important to you. These can be photos, videos, texts- whatever little digital objects you feel connected to. Put these in you Miro sketchbook. From there we will begin construction of an AR self portrait and explore the possibilities of this technology and culture.
Turn in work by zipping project folder and submitting in Dropbox link
Make sure your project title has your name in it i.e. “Davis_SelfiePortrait”
Show work in critique using Snap camera, or by expanding the lens studio preview pane to fill the screen.
Make sure you try this before class! You must submit your lens to snapchat for it to be available in snap camera
Some of my favorite portraits-
Pipilotti Rist. Aujourd´Hui
felix gonzalez-torres portrait of ross in la
marc quinn portrait in blood
RONI HORN, Cloud and Clown
Bruce Nauman | Self Portrait as a Fountain