Performance Review

Performance Review is a photographic project comprised of thousands of fingerprints captured by high magnification digital surveillance equipment. While the distinctive patterns found in friction ridges of the human finger allow for the identification of an individual, in these images those singularities are subsumed to create an ambiguous image, representing the generalized use of biometry itself. Named after 15 banks, the c-prints in this series are unique, each consisting of fingerprints from 750 different people.

Banks available: HSBC, UBS, Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Santander, Citibank, BBVA, RBS, Bank of America, Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank, IC Bank of China, Itaú Unibanco.
Name in spanish: Evaluación de desempeño
Year of Creation: 2013
Technique: Chromogenic prints on Kodak Endura paper
Dimensions: 120 x 188 cm centimeters each
Edition: 1 copy + 1 AP of each bank, 15 banks in total
Keywords: indoor, print, biometric, database.
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2015 - Bitforms gallery, New York City, New York, United States
2013 - Antimodular Research



  • Julie Bourgeois - production


  • Patrick, Mitch, "Rafael Lozano-Hemmer", Gallery ELL, New York City, New York, United States, October 12th 2015 (english). Text of 9 pages. (Website)