They are mine!, Installation View
 

They are mine!

Stealing biometric data via a reconstructive algorithm

Ink-Jet Prints 29x21 cm, Video Loop Full HD

The core of the work "They are mine!" are portraits i did of the facial geometries of head of states or government derived from the web. I did not need to meet these people in person, nor did i need any permission taking their portraits. I reconstructed the geometry of their faces from images i took from various media sources via a deep learning algorithm*. I used these geometrical reconstructions of the faces of Merkel, Trump and Co to create portraits of them via a 3D software. Finally i ink jet printed an edition of 100 prints of each person in the size of A4. These prints (or one edition of it, which is 15 prints) will be installed on a wall via steel pins without framing necessary. I included pictures of the first exhibition in this proposal. Part of the work is a video of the reconstructed (puppet) heads turning left and right, which will be projected on a wall via a video beamer. (* The algorithm was provided by the computer scientist Aaron Jackson)

They are mine!, Installation View
They are mine!, Installation View

G7 - They are mine!

They are mine!, Installation View

Group of 8 + 5 Outreach - They are mine!

They are mine!, Installation View