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Aristarkh Chernyshev

Userpic

User Mona Lisa has changed her profile picture. Aristarkh Chernyshev’s video sculpture “UserPic” is a monument to the user’s avatar; to its constant fluctuation and variability; to the situation when a known to nobody person behind the avatar wants everybody to see him such as he is represented by his avatar. Thus, there is a certain connection between a profile picture and a Renaissance portrait of a wealthy city dweller who hired an artist to make his portrait to represent himself to the society, i.e. a specific userpic to present oneself to the world. Video sculpture “UserPic” is a result of experimenting with minimalistic shape, low-res aesthetics, animated 3D texture as well as RGB LED technology. RGB LED screen in the shape of a user icon carries 3D texture which is being generated by means of a special programme for each avatar-portait. Except for a video sculpture as an added bonus at the realization of this project is a special programme communicating with your laptop cam.