Max Dean / Kristan Horton ::
BE ME, 2002

interactive video installation
projection and interface
dimensions variable
size of projection approx. 210 x 330 cm
courtesy Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

BE ME allows a viewer to animate the facial expressions of the artist’s face in the projected video image. The viewer is permitted to speak as the artist, but at the same time, the projected image is configured to mimic the facial expressions of the viewer. Furthermore, the voice of the viewer is also heard and seen as coming from the artist‘s lips. BE ME offers visitors the opportunity to manipulate the image of another person’s face in the context of a public performance while addressing issues of identity, trust and control.