Ensemble L’imaginaire & Kasper T. Toeplitz
Through screens, our society of communication and image is now conquering our own faces, made omnipresent on social networks, telephones, but also in a more insidious way in search engines and video surveillance systems. The most expressive part of our personality has become a tool for marketing, statistics, and police control.
The two pieces conceived by Daniel Zea for Ensemble L’Imaginaire question this fact, which reflects both our exacerbated narcissism and a commercial and political will for global surveillance. In The Love Letters? two performers face each other in front of their computer. Every movement, every gesture of the face is scrutinized, recognized and converted into a control signal.