‘Sharing Faces’ Mirror Matches Your Expression with Distant Person
Art and computer science collide to reflect different people with same expression as the onlooker
Artist Kyle McDonald has created “Sharing Faces,” a mirror that reflects your expression in a different person captured around the world. McDonald, a media artist based in Brooklyn, used a megapixel surveillance camera and custom software to match the face locations of the person looking at the screen. As the person moves, new images are pulled from the database matching the new location, creating a mirror-like image of yourself using the images of others.
The project captured photos of people looking into the mirror in Anyang, Korea and Yamaguchi, Japan, spanning an eight-month time period beginning in October 2013. Each person who looked into the mirror at either location would see their expression matched by a person who had also stood in front of the mirror. Thousands of people visited the work, and saw themselves reflected in the face of another person.