Lauren Huret – Les âmes suspendues

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Entirely shot with a smartphone and a facial recognition application, the video is composed of a collection of attempts to replace identity and unexpected trade between faces and objects. In search of spectral appearances in various contexts, the application seeks to recognise the features of a woman on everything that resembles her and superimposes her own drawn, empty, disturbing masks. The video results are kind of hallucinatory “algorithmic pareidolies”.

Les âmes suspendues, Lauren Huret, 2017.
HD video, Pal, 30’12”
Co-production HEAD – Genève
Courtesy Lauren Huret