ALL MY PEOPLE

RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW

Concept

This work addresses temporality and abstraction in the perception, cognition, and representation of human faces and human relations.

It was created from the photographs of 77 people with whom I had interacted most extensively between 1993 and 2003. Each photograph was cropped to the central portrait area and resampled to a 9x13 pixels pattern with six grayscale levels. Pixels were converted into circles, distanced, and animated by inter-fading. This animation was converted into sound which was then morphed with the Oasis' song D’You Know What I Mean? (1997), and synchronized with the animation into the final video. The video is intended for large scale projections. Here is my catalogue essay for the Connection Show in Belgrade Cultural Center.

Image processing procedure.

Video

Installation

Installation view at the Connection Show 2003.

Artist

Dejan Grba is an artist, researcher and educator. He explores the cognitive, technical, poetic, and relational features of generative systems. He has exhibited and taught in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America, and published papers in journals, conference proceedings, and books worldwide. Dejan has been appointed an Associate Professor at the School of Cultural Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. In 2019 and 2020 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has served as a Co-founding Associate Professor with Digital Art Program at Interdisciplinary Graduate Center, University of the Arts in Belgrade since 2005, and as a Founding Chair and Associate Professor at New Media Department, Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade from 1998 to 2020.