The Reflection of the Man, video still, Martine Stig, 2021
In "The Reflection of the Man" —a video essay—, I grapple the meaning of Human in a hybrid world. Deploying and reflecting on ubiquitous technologies like face recognition software, I explore the act of seeing, beyond the explorative and embodied act.
Art for Machines (art talk), Martine Stig, 2020
When celluloid was replaced by sensors twenty years ago, the photographic image became bilingual. The digital image, now being shot, shown, stored and shared by one device, lives up to (and beyond) expectations of analogue mnemonic technologies.
WeAlgo, screenshot, Martine Stig, 2020
WeAlgo is a new way of meeting online, a playground where you create your - fluid - identity. WeAlgo uses facial recognition algorithms to protect our screen privacy, instead of violating it. It lets you move freely through a truly shared space. A ball masqué, anonymous yet truly there.
Through a Glass Darkly, Martine Stig, 2020
Through a Glass Darkly (2020, black&white print, framed, screenprint on artglass) is a series of portraits of young girls. Black & white photography combined with coloured stripes and dots -the graphic language used in image recognition technology, grammar of machine vision.
The Photo Object, Martine Stig, 2019
The Photo Object is a visual experiment in which I take pinhole photos and then pass them through the face detection and image recognition software.