[FISEA’93] Artist Statement: Hervé Huitric — la grande roue (The Big Wheel)

Artist Statement 

“Our field of research is the relationship between art and science, in particular the relationship of art with virtual reality as well as the relationship between digital art and live performance such as opera. An approach started years ago and which continues, around virtual speaking and singing faces, capable of conversations and expressions, of emotions with real as well as virtual beings. We have created several interactive installations: conversation between a real speaker and a network of virtual faces, conversation between two virtual actors responding to each other, duet between a real singer and a virtual singer, canon of a virtual choir triggered by the words of a spectator. The dimensions of action, perception, sensation and emotion are integral parts of our research as also evidenced by the work carried out by Monique Nahas on the recognition of chimerical expressions, as well as much earlier work on the expression of emotions in a synthetic face”.
_Hervé Huitric and Monique Nahas (source: https://octaviana.fr)

  • Hervé Huitric, France, studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (grad. 1969) and computer science at the University of Vincennes, now University of Paris VIII (M.A., 1973, Ph.D. 1980). 1969 founding member of the Groupe Art et Informatique de Vincennes. Professor at the University of Vincennes. Collaboration with Monique Nahas. He lives in Nogent-sur-Marne, FR. (Source ZKM.de)