First of all while playing PlayStation Portable on my own
I was surprised to find that I could easily become fully absorbed
with the PSP and that it changed my normal habits (e.g. I
would usually always answer a ringing phone, but found myself
ignoring even the caller id when playing). So I started to
observe friends to see how they reacted, visually, psychologically
and emotionally, what faces they made, how and why they expressed
themselves with the PSP. I became curious about the different
gaming habits of my friends, when and how they would play
and the many (sometimes previously unseen) sides of them that
By taking a closer look at various people playing many games
I found that there is a similar repetitive behaviour including
expressions and gestures across different personalities and
Through the medium of the moving picture I wanted to explore
and focus on the subtle movements in the face including the
non-verbal visual and emotional communications that unite
PlayStation Portable game players.
The final work is a visualisation shot on digital beta cam
using motion control that allows every move to be repeated.
I tried to capture the tension of the moment by combining
the motion of the camera with the emotion of the player, focusing
on the details in the face, mouth, eyes and nose of a person.