The reveal of “As We Are,” an interactive art piece by Columbus College of Art & Design’s Matthew Mohr, is the highlight of the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center’s (GCCC) Grand Reopening Celebration.
A 14-foot, 3-D universal human head sculpture made from ribbons of ultra-bright LED screens, the piece contains a photo booth capable of shooting 3-D pictures. After each photo shoot, the guest emerges from the booth to see his or her portrait depicted as the face of “As We Are.”
“Each portrait is roughly 17 times the size of the person represented,” said Mohr. “Eyes are as big as dinner plates. Through magnification, the sculpture recontextualizes each participant and asks all who see their portrait to consider who that person is and the life they lead, no matter their age, gender or culture. Portraits rotate continually, fading one into another to provide a rolling landscape of human diversity.”