Video of the Day: Generative Video Painting of Queen Elizabeth II

Barcelona-based artist Sergio Albiac has created what he calls a generative video painting of the Queen. It's a traditional portrait built out of a completely non-traditional medium, video clips. Albiac used popular Internet snippets and arranged them on a canvas to create a kinetic image of Queen Elizabeth II.

"On a technical level, this piece is a result of my research in breaking the limitations of the static image in a contemporary revision of the tradition of painting," Albiac explains on the Vimeo page for this work, entitled "Content is Queen." "The portraits are created using an innovative generative technique that I have developed.... My technique uses regions of video content to effectively represent or 'paint' heterogenous regions of the image. Both the partial content of the videos and the whole image are fully visible at the same time, widening the possibilities to deliver meaning in a contemporary aesthetic language."

Expand the video, embedded below, to full screen and watch it without any sound to get the maximum effect.

Watch other Videos on the Technology Channel.

Via Co. Design.

Presented by

Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

Saving the Bees

Honeybees contribute more than $15 billion to the U.S. economy. A short documentary considers how desperate beekeepers are trying to keep their hives alive.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Technology

Just In