Currently I'm working on my postgraduate project at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Recent works include User flow
– a research-based project conducted on Social Credit System and Call to action
– an interactive installation currently exhibited in Venice.
✕ User flow
is an interactive installation that mimics the look of a security line and blends itself into the infrastructure of an exhibition, rather than presenting itself as a content of it. The project is based on the research
compiled during residency in China and published online
The installation represents the development of a physical security systems in our current times and questions the limits of that evolution as well as its general design choices.
Slide 01 of 04. Installation view: three security guards and one visitor
Slide 02 of 04. Installation view: inspection of the visitors” body
Slide 03 of 04. Installation view: inspection of the visitors” intentions
Slide 04 of 04. Installation view: the dispensing machine
The linear structure of the path through the installation that visitors have to take represents different historical stages of a ubiquitous security procedures. It starts with the inspection of a visitors belongings: visitors should take off their shoes and stand in front of a security guard, giving access to their body. As soon as it's done, they proceed to the next step: inspection of the their intentions, where they have to answer questions that build a psychological profile and sometimes found in visa applications. The third step is designed to uncover domination of the design and visitors' aptitude to comply.
The final step is a metallic frame with a screen facing a visitor that first invites them to come closer, and as soon as they are close enough text on the screen changes to a requirement to take a liquid. Visitors asked to turn their head up and open their mouth as soon as they're ready. When they do that, a small amount of pure water is dispensed into their mouth using automated system build using 3D camera, face alignment neural network and a computer-controlled 2D manipulator.