Paint a self-portrait with light at Samsung 837 - Metro US

Paint a self-portrait with light at Samsung 837

Selfies are so one-dimensional – we are bodies in motion, so a still photo isn’t going to show the full spectrum of us.

That’s the premise behind “Hū: The Spectrum of Being,” the trippy new interactive art exhibit at Samsung 837, the brand’s new Meatpacking event space at 837 Washington St. What used to be the “Social Galaxy,” where you were surrounded by screens streaming social media feeds inside a tunnel, sort of like stepping inside the internet, has been turned into a digital canvas for self-portraits.

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American photographer Carlos Serrao created a lighting installation to capture movement – dancing, bouncing a ball, twirling, moonwalking, whatever expresses you – within the tunnel and translate it into colors. The portraits are created with a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone. “I am always chasing a way to explore the body’s mechanics,” the artist explained at Thursday’s opening party.

Check out the free exhibit for yourself starting today.

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