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Recollections

Recollections is an interactive video installation by Ed Tannenbaum inviting you to move in front of a large video projection screen. As you do this, your image is recorded by a video camera and passed on to a computer with special image-processing capabilities. Your silhouette or outline is extracted, assigned a color based on the instant it was recorded, and projected onto the screen. Over time, the images build up, creating a painting based on the movement. Simultaneously, the colors are "rotated," creating an animation in "real time." Some 256  colors can be displayed on the screen at one time, from a palette of more than 16 million. The palette and effects change in a pre-programmed sequence, repeating approximately every five minutes. Each installation is unique! To date, there have been more than 6- Recollections systems installed worldwide.