Dublin Theatre Festival

Julius von Bismarck, Richard Wilhelmer and Benjamin Maus

Public Face III

Created by Julius von Bismarck, Richard Wilhelmer and Benjamin Maus

Venue Dublin City skyline

Proudly supported by

'Public Face III' Proudly supported by<br><br>Dublin City of Science
'Public Face III' Proudly supported by<br><br>Goethe Institut

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Dublin Theatre Festival regrets to announce that, due to unresolved technical issues, Public Face III will not be presented during the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival. The Festival is committed to this exciting project and is working hard to realise it in 2013.

Dublin Theatre Festival runs until 14 October, presenting 561 performances of 29 productions at 19 venues throughout Dublin city and county.

Visible at night on the Dublin skyline from a distance of several kilometres, Public Face III is a giant neon smiley created by Julius von Bismarck, Richard Wilhelmer and Benjamin Maus, which will reflect the mood of the city. Using sophisticated software developed by the Fraunhofer Institute to read facial expressions of passersby, this interactive installation will capture the humour of Dublin and Dubliners in real time – displaying a smile, a frown or an indifferent grimace… For his role in this and other innovative art and technology projects, Julius von Bismarck became the first artist to be awarded the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN, a new international prize for digital artists.

Presented as part of Dublin city of Science 2012, a year longcelebration of Science that Brings together a community of cultural Institutions, organisations and Individuals who are passionate about Showcasing the best of Irish culture, arts and Science.

Supported by: Dublin City of Science2012/Goethe institute