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Artist Electrocutes His Face To The Beat Of Music (VIDEO)

First Posted: 12/16/11 02:44 PM ET Updated: 12/16/11 02:44 PM ET

Daito Manabe is a Japanese video artist who started out trying to replicate the perfect smile using electricity. That did not prove possible. Now he hooks 6 electrodes up to his face and electrocutes himself, choreographing his face into a trippy, twitchy jig to his own homemade beats, and we are not complaining.

The result is truly bizarre, the electric jolts creating a remarkably synchronized choreography. The human face loses its humanity and becomes a robotic sort of mechanical canvas.

Expression without emotion is a jarring thing indeed, and in this case it manages to look both extremely unpleasant and crazy cool. Read Manabe's interview with Motherboard TV. And definitely watch these videos.

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