STEP 05 – CAN YOU DETECT AN EMOTION?
“I can hear you now – Confrontation Sheets”.
Alongside the “Sequences”, I created long-exposure “Confrontation sheets” portraying two different screams of the same sitters to ask viewers to actively participate, recognising those depicted emotions. This decoding phase is supported by a brief text that identifies those feelings, but that does not explain which one corresponds to which photograph.
When we suffer, we don’t usually experience a singular emotion, but a combination of them: during the shooting phase, I asked my sitters to identify those emotional elements and to scream them away “separately”, focusing on each one a time.
This step of the project wants to engage the audience and it has been inspired by the work done by Dr Paul Ekman and his tool created for subtle-expression recognition: there aren’t right or wrong answers, there is an interpretative effort and a will to participate and understand through observation.
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