Face_frame.read() is an interactive video installation that combines found footage with live facial detection. In an endless loop of individual experiences and deconstructed facial recognition algorithms, the work cycles through a collection of faces. Faces that were unaware, demanded to be seen, or were spotted in the crowd and entered into the system; faces that unlock phones, doors, and borders; faces that can’t afford to be recognized; faces that don’t get to be seen at all, and when you least expect it: your face.
Music by Marie-Anne Faustinelli and programming by Bram van den Boomen. These photos were taken by Tom Janssen.