"Processing Photography" (2008)

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Depth of the Field - Processing Photography Blink Series

Shunsuke Takawo

Humans receive visual information while involuntarily opening and shutting their eyelids. This photographic installation works with sensors that were programmed to detect the blinking of a human’s eyes, using the eyelid as an interface to manipulate the speed of a sequence of projected photographs. The images are shown on monitors of two different sizes, enabling the visitor to compare how the visual perception and experience of the photographs changes according to varying affordance and the amount of information perceivable on the monitor.

Shunsuke Takawo [Japan]

Photographer, born in 1981. Against the common trend of generating, editing and appreciating digital images on a computer, he presents his works in various forms while experimenting with different media technologies. His "Crawl" series of works photographed and edited following fixed rules from sunrise to sunset, and the "caplickr” software for lifelog, are just two examples. He is currently working on a new installment of the "Processing Photography" series, a package-type digital photographic work with a built-in viewing function, as well as a type of multi-camera photography software for laptop computer.
Takawo completed the course of Studio 2 (Time-based Media) at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in 2008. Main exhibitions and screenings to date include "Media Explorer 2007", the Up and Coming International Film Festival, and the Dotmov Festival 2007.