Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto-based Famous New Media Artist whose work hides an exploration of the critical intersection between video, computing, performance, and the body. In his work he refers to the patents digital companies like Apple, Samsung and Google have on human gestures. In Videopaint 3.0 Baily generates graphics from data streams produced by his own gestures and movements, which augment real world video footage. These self made patents are too abstract to require projection.
Zach Blas is an artist, writer, curator, and researcher whose work engages with technology, queerness, and politics. Blas is worried about the future of face detection. Not only is it already used to identify people, it is also used to detect emotional state or sexual preference. Blas's Face Cages highlight the general discrimination of biometrics machines. The cages (or masks) eliminate the facial contours of most individuals' faces, and create a digital portrait of dehumanization.
Curator and artist Bogomir Doringer noticed a rise of facelessness in fashion and art after 9/11. Interested in the political, social and erotic dimensions of this trend, he put together Faceless, a traveling exhibition featuring 100+ videos, images, photographs and artworks.
Food will be served at 19:00; the lectures begin at 20:00. Location: Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Tickets are €10 (including a Mediamatic membership for 9 weeks). Buy your ticket(s) via this link. Tickets don't include food.
Made possible with the special support of Sandberg Instituut and the Nederlandse Filmacademie (Master Film).