Above that skin of ours

Above that Skin of Ours is a 3d projection-mapped installation created as a self-portrait of its authors (Sergio Mora-Diaz and Natalia Cabrera).

The piece combines physical and digital layers in order to study human skin and its different sizes, colors and shapes.
The first layer is a polygon mesh sculpture portraying the authors’ heads, designed with 3d computer graphics and built in real life using laser cut paper shapes. The second layer is a movie displaying different elements and details of our faces, projected over the 3d sculpture to change its behavior and meaning, creating a visual experience that changes over time.

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The project was highly influenced by each artists’ professional backgrounds, which are Architecture/Design on one side Filmmaking on the other. By combining fabrication elements and video content, we were able to give a new meaning to our initial ideas of creating our self-portraits.

The physical part of the project is composed of two sculptures made of laser cut paper, hanging from the room ceiling using thin cords. These models were developed using a DSLR camera and the softwares Agisoft Photoscan, Autodesk Meshmixer and Pepakura Designer. The digital part is a video projected over the paper surface. The video content was captured using a DSLR camera and projected using the software Isadora.

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