{Interactive Installation, Computational Portraiture, Artist Book}


Flickering Existence is an artwork that seeks to create an intimate experience between participants and a portraiture engine that generates portraits.

Each portrait is captured by a camera that acts as the ‘painter’s eyes’. An algorithm serves as the ‘painter’s brush’. Both work together to create an abstraction that emerges into a human form. The final state of the portrait is determined by the artist.

Flickering Existence explores the boundary between representation and abstraction. It challenges the composition and aesthetic methods of classic art, and translates them into new abstraction.

“Flickering Existence” series includes three interactive video installations - Random Walker - Dripping (2016), Random Walker (2016), and Wild Growth (2014), portraiture prints generated from the three installations, and a 20-edition Artist’s Book Flickering Existence.