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    lot 48 — Adam Harvey, Today’s Selfie Is Tomorrow’s Biometric Profile (2021)

sold in slot Conceptual in auction Chapter 1
Concluded. 2021/8/21, 3 pm to 6 pm
auction finished. artworks are no longer visible for licensing reasons.

minimum price   450 €
price estimate   800 €
sale price   550 €

size   50 x 40 cm
edition   /100
signature   Mit Zertifikat
frame   Ja
provenience   Direkt aus dem Atelier des Künstlers
condition   Makellos
technique   Acryl auf Spiegel

By uploading and circulating pictures, publishing data and using search engines we become unwitting, unwilling and passive participants in our own surveillance and data analysis. In the time of facial recognition, every selfie can be used to produce a more rigorous biometric profile. That this data can be used to perfect facial recognition technology is plausible, but we may never know.

“If you knew that your image, your friend’s image, or your child’s image was being used for developing products in the defense industry, would you object?” (Adam Harvey)
Text: Marie Gerbaulet

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