Face Dancer Puts Fizz In Your Phizz

Face dancers are for real. Talk about suffering for your art. Daito Manabe is an artist/programmer/composer who hooks his face up to electrodes.

The electrodes are synced to some of his own electronic music. He electroshocks different parts of his facial musculature to the beats. You can't resist the face dance video.

(Face Dance video)

SF fans recall the face dancers from Frank Herbert's 1969 novel Dune Messiah. Originally trained as mimics, the Tleilaxu used genetic manipulation to enhance their abilities.

Scytale, observing her attention, exercised his Face-Dancer powers -- shape flowing into shape, flesh moving and readjusting. Presently, a slender man stood before her. The face remained somewhat round, but darker and with slightly flattened features. High cheekbones formed shelves for eyes with definite epicanthic folds...

From Tokyo Mango via Neatorama.

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