Human body temperature, and infrared radiation energy is something that becomes visible for the first time through a thermal camera. The first impression of it is something that many might feel at the airport, which is the rawness of it. From the side that is getting their image taken, the data does not give you a great a feeling about it, and because I received a theme to turn that data into a visual expression, I developed a software that converts the subjects body temperature into motion graphic. Technology wise, 3 cameras including, a color camera to shoot the live action, a thermal camera to detect infrared radiant energy, and a depth camera to measure the distance was used to shoot the subject, and generated a graphic by analyzing the subjects infrared radiant energy and its movement. The data sensed by the thermo camera, such as the infrared radiant energy, and body temperature, is usually bland, and I think nowadays, it is often used as a negative check to measure the body temperature. However, by not only sensing the data, but by also using it as a material to create a graphic, the act of measuring the body temperature could turn into something fun.
ThermoArt is a new form of thermography-based
visual expression, inspired by HEATTECH technology.
By each artist combining both thermal, and color camera,
it enables to combine and reconstruct the
human movement and the heat distribution data.
The following will introduce the behind the scenes of this artwork.