What is a truly realistic portrait? This question inspired a project about going beyond physical appearances and attempting to render the interior world of a human being, through memories, emotions, relationships and personal story.
These are the questions that concern Sergio Albiac, which he attempts to answer in his latest project “Videorative Portrait of Randall Okita”. A progression from “Content is Queen: a generative video painting”, like it’s predecessor, it paints a Videorative portrait (a generative, narrative and interactive video portrait). The software starts with collecting personal videos of the person portrayed, tagged by him/her with relevant concepts and descriptions. Then, using the Processing application, the user “paints with meanings” and generates a video portrait, subtitled with generative personal narratives.
There is also an interactive installation version of the work where the viewer can “navigate” through the subject’s mind, opening his/her video memories, accessing their thoughts and revealing hidden connections between the meanings.
Made with Processing using GSVideo and controlP5 libraries.