KEEP THE FACE!
2001, Prototype of an interactive video-installation with crash test dummy
The installation consists of a pair boxing gloves, a wooden pedestal, a reset button, a video projection and a crash-test-dummy. The projection shows one out of 24 photos of a face.
At the beginning the recipient is requested to put on the boxing gloves and to punch the dummy's face. With each impact the picture of the projected face changes slightly towards an average unisex face, which is the morphed result of the 24 individual faces. When pressing the push button the projection is resetting to a new initial face (alternating a female and a male.) The button remains inactive after a RESET, until the first few impacts could be detected, so that the recipient is not able select between the faces.