Date: June 18, 2013
Harvestworks artist in residence Arthur Elsenaar is a performance and installation artist and researcher. He develops automatic performance-pieces and video-installations which involve computer-controlled facial expression, algorithmic music, and synthetic speech. These works have been presented at scientific conferences, theatre festivals and art exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. He is principal teacher at Interactive Media and Environments (MFA IME) of the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, The Netherlands. Arthur is currently finishing his Ph.D. doctorate work at Nottingham Trent University (UK). He researches the choreographical capabilities of the computer-controlled human face, challenging the traditional notion of facial expression as a conveyor of emotion. Arthur aims to develop a choreographical facial language.