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August 20th, 2009

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Body painting.  Visualizing people half naked (if not completely in the buck), having gobs of paint smothered on themselves in some artistic fashion.  Peruse further to see what this installation is about.

Definitely no naked people here.  Everyone is fully clothed, matter of fact.  Don’t feel punked, this is still a mesmerizing installation by Mehmet Akten.  I could probably spend hours playing around with a wall that color splashed and spluttered with every movement I made.  It’s like finger painting with your entire body, but minus the mess.  The installation was located in Newcastle, UK at the Tyneside Cinema as part of the Clicks or Mortar event.

Here is a breakdown of the logistics of body paint wall.  A software program (C++ written) analyzes real-time videos recorded by infra-red cameras.  Different movements and actions create a plethora of assorted colors and brush-strokes.

Imagine what this wall would look like with someone jamming out and dancing to MC Hammer’s “You Can’t Touch This.”

via Vimeo

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