Adaptation: E-Camera project

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Category: Quantified-Self
Artists: Luisa Fabrizi (IT), Andre Landwehr (DE)
AGILE support partner: BioAssist

About the artist:

Luisa Fabrizi is an architect, interaction designer and artist based in Hamburg. Her artistic research is a constant speculation on the use of body data as a mean to reflect on human emotion and as an instrument of artistic self-expression. Her works are an effort of bridging between digital and analog, machines and humans, through a constant reflection on the use of space, new technologies and theorizations. She graduated as an architect in Rome (Italy) and as an interaction designer in Malmö (Sweden). Nowadays she is one of the artists in the Honigfabrik ateliers in Hamburg-Wilhemsburg and works as an exhibition designer for a German design office.

Andre Landwehr has a background in engineering and sustainable urban development, with a passion for programming and abstraction of reality into formulas or calculations. He loves to explore digital concepts that interact with the physical world. Together with Luisa he is developing the “E-Camera”.


About the project:

A picture taken with a camera lets us see the world through a photographer’s eyes. But the options of representing the personal involvement with the photograph are restricted by the technical settings of a camera. The sensory extensions of the “E-Camera” allow the artist to add a further much more intimate and immediate component to her work enriching it with her emotions in the moment the picture’s taken.

“E-Camera” is communicating with biometric sensors that are attached to the photographer’s body. These sensors measure the photographer’s heart rate, body-temperature and galvanic value when taking a picture. All of these data strongly reflect the photographer’s emotions. Whenever the photographer takes a picture a software analyses the photographer’s momentary body data and remixes the picture in a way that resembles the original picture. Based on the body data the picture is enriched, almost distorted, by an evocative interpretation of the photographer’s emotional state.The use of “E-Camera” enables the photographer to reflect on her emotions and to actively embody them into the creative process of photography. In this

The use of “E-Camera” enables the photographer to reflect on her emotions and to actively embody them into the creative process of photography. In this way, the project “E-Camera” aspires to become a new way to consider photography and to reveal a new approach to the Quantified Self field. After the Adaptation exhibition, the project will be further developed to give more photographers the opportunity to explore the “E-Camera” for their artwork.

About the other projects:

  • Fountains tackled concern about water pollution
  • Still Touchable? questioned our relationship with objects in a near future
  • Floral Automaton –  mimicked biological processes of our surroundings
  • IVI project – architectural experimental design
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