Yamanaka-Nash

Interactive image

Mami Yamanaka: Currently pursuing Masters Degree in the School of Fine Art at RMIT University, Melbourne. Exhibited widely in Australia and Japan in
solo and group exhibitions. Her work deals specifically with the expression of ‘home’ among the physically and culturally displaced.

Adam Nash: Currenly pursuing Masters Degree at the Centre for Animation and Interactive Media, RMIT University, Melbourne. His work has been seen
internationally in Australia, Singapore, Japan, Germany and UK. Most recently, selected by jury for the Web3D Art competition, St. Marlo, France, 2003, and FILE 2003 Web Art, Brazil.

In3Face
Three faces: mother father son. Identity is blurred, pixellated, inherited and swapped around, informed by both the subject and the viewer. It makes a
chimeric sense, but is unpredictable: what one viewer sees another will never. The permutations are as numerous as the identities we present to others, always based on our physical reality, but constantly changing according to situation.

Enter the work

Work instructions
in3face, interactive digital portrait

This work was designed in 2002 for Internet Explorer 5 or higher running on Windows9x, 2000, or XP at 1024×768 screen resolution.
It should work in all other JavaScript enabled browsers on all other platforms, except Netscape 4.7 on Windows (because of its broken implementation of CSS). It has been tested on Firefox,Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape, Mozilla and Safari on Windows, Mac and Linux, and they all work, with varying amounts of satisfaction. Note that Safari on Mac OSX does not cycle through the images on mouseover, so it provides the least faithful rendition of the artist’s intention.

Raionale:

An exploration of The Human Face. A metaphor for identity.
Three faces: mother father son. Identity is blurred, pixellated, inherited and swapped around, informed by both the subject and the viewer. It makes a chimeric sense, but is unpredictable: what one viewer sees another will never. The permutations are as numerous as the identities we present to others, always based on our physical reality, but constantly changing according to situation.

inf3face is the original work of Adam Nash. For more interactive, net based art works by Adam Nash, please go to yamanakanash.net