Behind the scenes of CORPO 360°
The figurative representation of the human body and the relationship with nudity have undergone, during the human evolutionary process, moments of maximum expressive freedom and others of total censorship. In the contemporary world, the naked body is increasingly sexualized, both for commercial purposes and for purposes of individual satisfaction or pure exhibitionism.
The body was dressed, unveiled, transformed, deformed, sanctified and its representation was linked to cultural and geographical expressions.
In Corpo 360 ° there is an attempt to represent the human body as it appears, almost scientifically, as a two-dimensional geographical map, as a unitary 360 ° view of its anatomy. Rejecting the usual representational conception (frontal, 3/4, portrait, artistic pose, medium shot, etc.) that has so much affected artists in the various eras, I have chosen to represent the human body as an objective fact.
Through a digital recomposition of the human figure, it is possible to obtain a total and detailed mapping of a single image taken simultaneously from all points of view, from the front to the side, from three-quarters to the rear.
The result is an alienating, unusual, scientific, factual and objective image. Image devoid of modesty, non-embarrassing, non-sexual, non-pornographic, uncensored.
Representing the human body as an objective fact also means identifying the differences to be made explicit visually. Our skin color includes an infinite “palette” of colors, and in Corpo 360 ° they are summarized in a few paintings but they maintain the goal of representing every individual on the planet. Corpo 360 ° is an experience of discovery of the human body, free and incensurable, a way to tell the differences that make us unique and unrepeatable.
No real humans were used in this project. I used the most modern three-dimensional modeling technology to create virtual bodies that were used as subjects. I created “metahumans” who could embody my vision of contemporary man, the result of the mixture of somatic traits between different geographical areas; third generation humans, with no specific race or gender.
Corpo 360° screen 1:1
With the use of ultrasonic sensors it is possible to create an interactive system to activate the effects of changing digital images when the presence of a person is detected and as he approaches the sensor.
By means of an active interaction with the observer it is possible to reveal the details of the human body, from its maximum degree of censorship, only a few pixels, to its maximum degree of freedom, the high-resolution image. This perceptual relationship between work and viewer draws explicit inspiration from the mosaic technique and digital images. In a few years we have gone from images with a few BIT to very high resolution images.
In this interactive installation proposal, the instructions that the sensor receives are used to determine the observer’s distance from the work and change the resolution of the image from a few pixels up to maximum resolution. In the absence of people near the sensor, the digital image will appear as a single predominant color, the closer the observer is, the greater the visible detail.
Corpo 360° wall