First exhibited at the circle of light moscow international festivalaristarkh chernyshev’s video sculpture called ‘userpic’ is a monument to historic masterpieces of art throughout the world. this develops what chernyshev calls, ‘a connection between a profile picture and a renaissance portrait of a wealthy city dweller, who hired an artist to make his portrait to represent himself to the society, i.e. a specific userpic to present oneself to the world.’ the project is the result of experimenting with a minimalistic shape, low-resolution aesthetics, an animated three-dimensional texture, and RGB LED technology. once works, such as the mona lisa and girl with a pearl earring, are applied to the construct via computer-generated programming, the screen displays them in a constant state of fluctuation and variability.


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