Facial Poetics Appendix: Puppeteering

HD Video, 16 minutes 22 seconds
Digital prints on paper. 2013

'Facial Poetics: Appendix Puppeteering' is a series of video performances where volunteers have their faces manipulated by an unseen conductor or puppeteer. Each video performance follows a prewritten script that very precisely codes each facial movement, with each corresponding string having its own specific reference point on the face. In this way the face of the volunteer becomes an instrument to project the prewritten score, and as the context of the script is unknown, the viewer is free to interpret the movements of the face entirely at will.