Recorded Assembly

“Recorded Assembly” is an interactive installation that uses biometric techniques to detect and record the faces of people standing in front of it. The portraits appear on the display so that the live images of participants are perfectly overlapped with the faces of previous visitors, creating hybrid portraits that are constantly fluctuating between one person and another, past and present. When the computers do not detect anyone, they automatically show the history of portraits captured in the past.

The piece is part of the series of biometric installations that Lozano-Hemmer has been developing for over 20 years. Face recognition is a technique often used by police, military and corporate entities to search for and find suspicious people. Here the same technology is used to create mongrel portraits that precisely hide the identity of the citizen.

General info

Year of creation:
2017

Shadow Box

Technique:
Computer, screen, camera, custom software
Dimensions:
variable
Additionnal info:
“Recorded Assembly” is an interactive installation that uses biometric techniques to detect and record the faces of people standing in front of it.
Edition:
6 Editions, 1 AP
Collectors:
private collectors

Treatment

Technique:
Computer, display, camera, custom software
Dimensions:
variable
Additionnal info:
“Recorded Assembly” is an interactive installation that uses biometric techniques to detect and record the faces of people standing in front of it.

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Programming: Stephan Schulz,Guillaume Tremblay Production support: Steven Hoffart, Florian Thomas, Emily Greene, Karine Charbonneau

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