What happens when fabulous dance duo Aya Bambi, artist Nobumichi Asai, design studio WOW and the University of Tokyo's Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory get together? A dance video featuring crazy facial projections that's as mesmerizing as it is horrifying.
Seriously: "INORI (Prayer)" is going to haunt our dreams for a while. The minute-long video uses a super high-speed projector (it projects 1000 frames per SECOND) and advanced facial mapping technology to transform the two dancers' faces in real time. And we're not talking about cute, Snapchat-filter-esque transformations. The dancers cry blood tears, turn into clowns, grow second pairs of eyes.
It's weird and awesome and unlike anything you've seen. Take a look—and then learn more about how the team made this magic happen in the behind-the-scenes video.