You're Getting Warm
by julien levesque

Fabrication, arduino programming: Julien Levesque and Aurélien Fache.
Android application: Julien Vermet. Thanks to the Insolante srceen printing studio.
© Photo Rebecca Fanuele

Tu ChauffesThe image is revealed little by little until a face appears.

You're Getting Warm is a living portrait. Depending on my geolocation, my portrait is revealed every time I physically approach the location of the object. Conversely, the portrait disappears as I move further away from it.

Set on an old toaster, the screen-printed face appears and disappears through a process of thermo-reaction. The image literally heats up or cools down, as my face magically fades in or out.


The screen-printed image is set on a 1970s Moulinex toaster.

Detail of dithered image.

You're Getting Warm portraits are tailor-made and produced on-demand.

Would you like to have your own living portrait? contact me


2014 - Julien Levesque