Double Make-Up. Or: Faces in the Wild

Release, Release, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, 2015
Release, Release, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, 2015
DOUBLE MAKE-UP, Opekta Ateliers Köln, 2016
DOUBLE MAKE-UP, Opekta Ateliers Köln, 2016
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HD video, 4:50 min.

Double Make-Up was produced using photos from portrait picture databases and animations that illustrate the work of face detection algorithms. The material serves as a backdrop for the video performance. Inspired by Bruce Nauman’s video Art Make-Up, the artist applies camouflage patterns to his skin and eventually erases his own image from the screen.

Face Datasets: AT&T Faces (Olivetti Research Lab), Yale Face Database (University of California, San Diego), Psychological Image Collection (University of Stirling), Jaffe Database (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto)
Additional Footage: Rampant Design, Adam Harvey

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