EXPVISLAB (George Legrady / Danny Bazo, UCSB MAT)
3 PTZ camera, 3 projectors, 1 computer, custom software
AutoVision is a self-contained, autonomous visual eco-system presented at the Heidelberg Kunstverein. AutoVision premieres as part of the 6th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshaven-Heidelberg, September-November 2015.
Three projectors feature a full virtual representation of the gallery space and the behavior of three cameras situated in the exhibition space.
The tree cameras in the gallery space autonomously look around in unison in search of faces. When a face is seen it is visually captured and added to the virtual scene at the relative spatial location of where the images were captured in the gallery space. Whenever a new face-image is added to the virtual scene, all the existing images turn towards it looking for a short time then turn back to their positions.
Inside the virtual scene, we can also see the three cameras’ positions represented by their locations and viewing actions color-coded red, green, and blue. The screen in which we see the representation of the virtual scene functions as a fourth virtual camera.
This scene camera has 2 behaviors: It rotates slowly half of the time and whenever the cameras look to a new place, there is a chance that the scene camera will move to the corresponding location in the virtual scene. In this way, the system autonomously provides fundamental cinematic perspectives from close-up, to mid-shot to overview.