:| (This Artwork Collects Data) [or the Greatest Archieve of the Same Wall]

As a part of a group exhibition, ":|" was erected at REM Artspace (IST). A screen contained in a metal frame took visitor's faces and made them the center piece of a brutalist portrait, at the price of their faces being archived in a server.

Yet vox populi triumphed again.

 By simply not visiting the exhibition the audience transformed the work; from a computer program designed to recognize faces into a program that only recognizes walls.

The resulting datapool, "Greatest Archieve of the Same Wall" is presented as 8000 distinct images composited into a ISO/IEC 19794-5:2005 Biometric of G. Atabek, our local representative at the time.

Click the Image below to go to the composite (Opens in new tab) [datapool.bmp 590,780,790 bytes]