work in progress
"Face Mask" is a project by Laura A Dima in which she creates realistic looking face masks moulded after her own face. The masks get recognised by AI as being Laura A Dima. The artist will introduce small changes to the coming face masks to see how far does the AI recognise the face as being Laura A Dima. How far can this dialogue with AI go?. Will the AI recognise a mutated face still as being Laura A Dima after it has learned from all the previous face masks? Can these masks be tools for stealth and protest against facial recognition?
In future performances, people will wear these masks in public space. The project questions issues of privacy and identity in our contemporary society in relation to facial recognition technology.
Click on play icon on the bottom right side of the screen to see the video documenting the first step into the process which is making a silicone mould of the artist's face with the help of four performers/ assistants.