This is not private

by Antonio Daniele

My work explores the possibilities of empathy as a meta-language through the most powerful physical interface which is our face. The face is a part of ourselves which is not visible to us without the use of a mirror or an external tool (photography, video, etc.). Dedicated entirely to the “other”, it becomes our window to the world and the world’s window to ourselves.

at the opening night – Except/0n 2015




some of the results obtained.




I firmly believe technology’s main aim is improving people’s quality of life. As an artist I see technology as a powerful instrument to understand reality, and it is definitely a precious tool to explore those mechanisms of our nature which still are in the shadow  such as cognitive or creative process, emotions, instinct, intuition, intelligence in a wide sense. These are in fact some of the more important subjects that catch my attention and on which my art practice revolves.

Antonio Daniele is an Italian visual and media artist. His experience cuts across art and commercial. He has been working in the digital industry for more than 10 years between Italy and UK as director and motion graphic designer, for well known brands such as Nike, Samsung, Nokia among the others. His personal works have been showed at film and art festivals around Italy and UK. His focus as an artist is on the human being and the processes of cognition, behaviour and the perception of reality. He is interested in exploring the modes of existence of the self in relation to the “other” and to the collective.

this is what really happens ‘behind the scenes’. The viewer’s and the footage facial expressions are analised and compared in real time. The more the algorithm detects empathy between the two, the more the viewer sees his own face on the footage’s.


some sneaky preview:

the teaser of the project.