(Hungary + Québec, Canada + United States)
Since the 1990s, the discussion about digital photography has centred on the status of the photographic image: its capacity to be easily altered, compressed, and sent around the world in seconds, as well as its capacity to function on different computer-based platforms. However, the camera has come through this transformation in photography’s technological nature with little evolution. This is changing. In computational photography, the camera is being fundamentally reconfigured. The ExpVisLab collective (George Legrady, Danny Bazo, and Marco Pinter) is involved in research on developing an intelligent camera. The interactive installation Swarm Vision (2013) consists of three cameras that each use different computer vision algorithms to seek out scenes of interest according to their specific computer vision functions.
ExpVisLab is a California-based artist’s collective formed by George Legrady, Marco Pinter, and Danny Bazo. Born in 1950 in Budapest, George Legrady moved to Montreal in 1956 and to California in 1981. He directs the Experimental Visualization Lab in the Media Arts and Technology (MAT) program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His interactive media works have been exhibited internationally in the United States, Canada, Finland, France, and China. Marco Pinter holds degrees from Cornell University and the University of California. He has issued patents in the areas of live video technology, robotics, interactivity, and telepresence. Born in 1979 in Lima, Danny Bazo is a doctoral student in the MAT program with a background in visual arts, electrical engineering and computer science. His research is focused on robotics and multimedia signal processing.
VOX, CENTRE DE L’IMAGE CONTEMPORAINE
2 Sainte-Catherine Street East | suite 401 | 514.390.0382
Sept. 7 – Oct. 19 2013 | Tuesday to Friday 12 pm to 7 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm
Opening Saturday, Sept. 7 2013 at 5 pm (meet the artists)