Mike Pelletier – ‘Parametric Expression’

The digital animation ‘Parametric Expression’ features anamorphic figures displaying abstract adaptations of human emotion that are both disturbing and oddly hypnotic. Amsterdam based interactive artist Mike Pelletier has explored quantified emotion — the technology that monitors the relative state of human beings, most closely associated with facial recognition software. The modeling and contouring of the renderings are accurately comparable to human ones but the digital manipulations they undergo make the eerie figures jarring reflections of humanity.