“Séance” is a mechanical sound installation that reflects routine human actions such as working, sleeping, eating and walking that people talk about in online conversations such as in Twitter, filtered to be limited to a specific time zone. Throughout the gallery’s floor, ceiling and walls, there are pieces of paper with these basic actions written on [...]
“Faces on Mars” is a collection of 100 digital prints, arranged in a 20×5 grid on a wall. The image on each print is a false positive result of face detection software searching for faces on the surface of Mars. Each detected ‘face’ is enclosed in a square and the rest of the image is presented as it was found on Google Mars, except for the addition of an orange-red color. [...]
“Bites” is a software with a custom audio mixer to adjust the duration and volume of the audio-visual record of the artist biting different food (potato chips, carrot, chocolate, apple, beef jerky, lemon, watermelon, rice krispies – a selection of natural and artificial food products). Each viewer creates an audio-visual composition which is taken over by the next viewer. [...]
“Movie Mirrors” consists of a computer, monitor, a webcam and custom software. The viewer sees his or her mirror image being switched back and forth to characters from movie images surrounded by their scene. The viewer’s face is captured in real time and its location and size is matched to the closest image stored in a database. [...]
“Rtuk” is a Firefox add-on which enables anonymous users to “censor” any text on any web page. Blacked out text is automatically stored in a central server, and a connection is made each time a user enters a page or enables the add-on, so that they see an updated, erased version of the Internet, shaped by all users anonymously. [...]
“Last Time” is an installation piece designed for public spaces, consisting of an analog wall clock with a button underneath. Each time the button is pressed, the arms of the clock rotate to catch up the time that passed from the last time the button was pressed, sets the time and stops until it is pressed again.
“Darwin’s Birthday” is a digital print of screenshots taken from local Google pages from 110 different countries on 12 February 2009 – 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. The multinational corporation chose to display its special anniversary logo in some countries while suppressing it in others, resulting in a collection that recalls different mutations of an organism.
“Opus 46″ (2009) is made after Fluxus artist Eric Anderson’s “Opus 46″ (1963), consisting an online and a site-specific component. The online version is a reconstruction of the sentence “This sentence should not be read by more than one person at the same time” combining Google Books result while the physical library installation consists of wall signs each of which pointing to the library catalog number of the book the phrase is to be found, as well as the page number and the location on the page.
The part of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) dealing with Digital Rights Management (which criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control and also criminalizes production and distribution of technologies, devices or services intended to circumvent measures) is encoded on a frame using a CNC router, the height of each rectangle representing a byte in the law text. The same text is also conceptualized on paper as an ontology map, based on the definitions made in the law as well as on the network of linguistic relationships outside of the text.
“Delegations” is a series of works exhibited in Turkey, Mexico and South Korea. When viewers look at the screen, they see a real-time processed image of their faces. In each country, the processed image was constructed using the combination of statistically extracted face features (‘eigenfaces’) of that country’s members of the parliaments. [...]