This is the beautifully executed video that won 3rd prize in Panasonic Art 2008. Here’s a quote that aptly describes it:
Julien Lassort and Matthieu Burlot (France) explored the human face, the most exposed and personal part of the human body. Their dynamic portrayal of 1000 and one faces is a mosaic of portraits and emotions that plays off of the power of faces seen close up. Julien Fargo composed the melody that encapsulates the film.
Though the art world has recognized the talent of the creators, the video was still vulnerable to the reactions of YouTube members once it was featured on the site. Some simply claimed a failure to grasp the point of the video. Others launched a debate concerning the models used in the video, asserting that the creators must be racist.
I was troubled by ignorant remarks deriding the appearance of the models, especially considering the likelihood that these insults will reach their victims. It’s strange how people feel protected by the anonymity that the Internet provides for its users, acting more callous than they probably do in their everyday lives.
Nonetheless, as it approaches one million views, the project is getting the attention it deserves. The track that accompanies the video, composed by Julien Fargo, is available on iTunes.