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Manabe's Face Visualizer series was the first piece of work that I saw of his. Most have seen the facial twitches featured in the video, (which in this case are forced by an electrical current) as individuals, but when a series of mouth, eye, and nose spasms are done simultaneously it creates a singular alien movement. The image of it appears so foreign that it even seems to be a form of computer graphics, but this isn't the case with Daito Manabe.
Here is another video which Manabe tests an LED light with sound in his mouth. Like Face Visualizer, this video is just a test; which is arguably more intriguing than the actual works themselves. Its so rare in the art community, especially for new media and more computer-based artists, to share their processes and tests with the general public. For this reason it really is a blessing that Manabe shows his process in a public venue for those of us who aren't as computer-savvy. If you would like to see more of his youtube videos please click here for his official youtube page. And for exhibition information, blog, and biography, his personal website.