Arthur Elsenaar

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      Weds June 6th @ 7pm dfb
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      Perfect Paul: Freedom of Facial Expression
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Arthur Elsenaar (1962) is a performance artist and facial hacker from the Netherlands. Elsenaar has a fascination with the intimate relationship of electricity and the human body and is the originator of electro-facial choreography. Elsenaar has recently been awarded a PhD from Nottingham Trent University in the UK on his pioneering artistic research on the external digitally controlled human face as a site for artistic expression.

His award winning work has been shown throughout Europe and the United States of America and has been acquired by the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Since 2010 he is lecturing at the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and Royal Academy of the Arts in the Hague, The Netherlands.

Perfect Paul: On Freedom of Facial Expression” In this lecture / performance, digital persona Perfect Paul discusses his latest research findings on the external controlled human face as a site for artistic computational expression. Perfect Paul, in a live show down of computer versus human facial choreographic capabilities, unveils an as yet unknown expressive potential of the human facial hardware and discusses its far reaching political ramifications.

RP12 photos by
Mateo Binder
Brad Litwin

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