LATENT FACADE  |  JASON BRUGES STUDIO

2021 | Cambridge Science Park

Lead design / Project lead

Inspired by the pioneering research undertaken on the Cambridge Science Park, Latent Façade is an exploration of image capture and computer vision. The artwork explores how images are recorded, stored and creatively reimagined.

 

During the day, two motion detection cameras become the artwork’s “eyes” observing pedestrian and vehicular movements which are then recounted in real-time as animated patterns of light. During quiet spells the artwork ‘dreams’. Using bespoke, generative algorithms, it samples a library of recorded visitor movements, using these as seeds for an evolving display. This behaviour recalls human tendency to seek patterns - an innate condition that affords people the ability to comprehend reality but also sometimes results in the perception of images where none exist.

Film by Matt Watt

Music by Tom Cove