Dr Hector Rodriguez: Perceptron Lab
20 minutes, 24/7 streaming
Available on 9 -13 September 2020, Wed-Sun
The work of Héctor RODRÍGUEZ proceeds in two interconnected directions. First of all, it foregrounds and transforms key mathematical operations, particularly orthogonal projection and matrix factorization, which are built into many computer vision algorithms. These operations, often black-boxed, are brought to the surface and put on display in a self-reflexive way. The second direction concerns the visual and aesthetic analysis of classical cinema. Computer vision and machine technologies have the potential to reconfigure our perception of the cinematic archive, directing our attention towards the micro-movements constitutive of cinematic rhythm and duration and away from character and plot.