now that i have my ‘face’, i must build a head for it to live on…
using the cast i have of rach’s face as reference, i made a clay sculpt [above] of the foundations that would be found underneath the skin [skull, tissue, muscle]. i then took a plaster mould from this, followed by a latex positive.
i then inserted a webcam in the eye socket [of the latex version], and have fashioned a eyeball cover to hide it – leaving a hole where the pupil is… so the camera can see out! below is a photo of the eye looking at me, and the subsequent output.
my intention is to have the eye working as a motion sensor. this would mean when something disturbs the field of vision, i can trigger digital events.
in the context of my exhibit, i would like a welcome or introduction video to be triggered when people first approach the head.