BRINGING OUT THE GHOSTS
This 3 video projection installation takes as its starting point perhaps one of the most clichéd forms of the digital age — the social media selfie. Using generative algorithms that iteratively expose their ghost-like ambiance, this work pulls away the veil of personality to reveal ghosts within the representational form. This work uses one of most traditional art forms –the portrait – as its source revealing the algorithmic machine that creates these ghosts through a layered dissolution of form. These ambient generative videos evolve the human mask full circle, situating the ghost and the machine together. This creative entanglement of algorithm and process reflects upon our own perceptions and representation of the human form in its ever-shifting relationship with the data that forms us and within which we evolve. Slides first show facebook selfie post of Josh, Maryam and Nahid.