Non-Facial Recognition

The Non-Facial Recognition Project – 2011 – ongoing
*March 4th NFR exhibition at the Center for Digital Arts in Peekskill, NY

Non-Facial Recognition, 2012 : Current at Edelman curated by Katarina Wong

Today’s facial recognition technology is making strides in distinguishing, literally, a face in the crowd. Its algorithms are built into many sites and apps, proving to be a helpful tool in managing images of friends and family. However, it also raises questions about trust, identity and intrusion, for example, when our own images appear without our permission on someone else’s Facebook page.

Artist Carla Gannis explores these issues in The Non-Facial Recognition Project, her experiment in “facial recognition subversion.” Gannis asked her Twitter network to send her their profile photos with the expressed purpose of “scrambling” the images and in effect making new identities unrecognizable to either the donors or to the technology. Through this project, participants place their likenesses and their identities in her hands, much like the trust we place every day in the technology itself.

Earlier Installation Views

 


Non Facial Recognition Project (App Prototype) from Carla Gannis on Vimeo.


Print Works Continued

*All works are digital pigment prints
in editions of 5

Re(presented) Mar 25 [Block Head] 2012, 42″ x 43″

 


Re(presented) Nov 26 [Wolf]
2012, 42″ x 43″

Re(presented) Oct 09 [Tortoise Shell Glasses] 2012, 42″ x 43″

Re(presented) Apr 02 [It and the Green Screen Version 2] 2012, 42″ x 43″

Re(presented) Nov 26 [Hashtag] 2012, 42″ x 43″Re(presented) Nov 23 [Orange and Yellow] 2012, 42″ x 43″

Re(presented) Nov 24 [Red Capped Snake Nest]
2012, 42″ x 43″
Re(presented) Apr 16 [Braids] 2012, 12″ x 12.25″Re(presented) Nov 15 [Butterflies] 2012, 12″ x 12.25″Re(presented) May 02 [Graffitti Version 2 or Star Trek] 2012, 12″ x 12.25″Re(presented) Nov 27 [Smart Phone] 2012, 12″ x 12.25″Re(presented) May 07 [Private Eye] 2012, 12″ x 12.25″Re(presented) Nov 15 [Cab] 2012, 12″ x 12.25″Re(presented) Oct 09 [Blue Hat version 2] 2012, 12″ x 12.25″Re(presented) Apr 01 [It and the Green Screen Version 1] 2012, 12″ x 12.25″Re(presented) May 06 [Doppleganger] 2012, 12″ x 12.25″e(presented) Jan 24 [Headphones Version 2] 2011, 12″ x 12.25″Re(presented) Oct 09 [Graffitti Version 1] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Jan 25 [Hacker] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Oct 16 [Dissolve] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Oct 16 [Headphones Version 1] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Oct 26 [Off Grid] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Nov 02 [Hallway] 2011, 3″ x 3″ Re(presented) Oct 09 [Office] 2011, 3″ x 3″ Re(presented) Mar 02 [Turtleneck] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Oct 26 [Curtains Version 1] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Oct 09 [Blue Hat Version 1] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Nov 12 [Silver-Haired] 2012, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Oct 25 [Pink Noise] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Oct 26 [Ghost] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Nov 26 [Curly] 2011, 3″ x 3″Re(presented) Nov 15 [Teen Spirit]2011, 3″ x 3″

Non-facial recognition wearables: Miniature Digital Picture Frames with a loop of the NFR portraits worn as earrings and necklace

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