Mirror Piece is a mirror version of Marnix de Nijs’ previous work Physiognomic Scrutinizer. Equipped with biometric video analyzing software, the installation scans facial features and characteristics of anyone looking into its mirror, and compares them to those of more than 250 preselected people in a database. The database includes a variety of famous individuals and contributors to our contemporary culture, all chosen because of their controversial or infamous acts. A computerized voice publicly announces the name of the person each viewer has been identified as, in a confrontational reminder that the steady increase in the use of biometric technology in public space should be viewed with a healthy skepticism.
Mirror Piece can also be ordered as a customized version or
in a multiple system. It is not restricted to the design, size or the
materials as shown in the above image. For example it could also
be presented in a public space, using shopping or OTHER windows and
Co-produced by V2_Lab.
Interactive installation with custom hardware and software, mirror, aluminium frame.
Contact us for more information on pricing and for the technical requirements of the work.
Detailed information is available on installation, space requirements and shipping.
Mirror Piece by Marnix de Nijs (2010) from V2_ on Vimeo.
also on Vimeo, Mirror Piece by Marnix de Nijs
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