Face to Face
2019, video, duration 7 minutes
Face to Face reflects on the intimate connections between humans and emotion recognition software, and the moments when boundaries are blurred between human and technology, between the self and the other. This fictional video essay investigates how algorithmic systems have become implemented in human interactions, and how this affects our representation and expression of identity. Face to Face exposes how facial recognition technology categorises our faces and reduces them to binary codes, while also drawing attention to the ways these systems allow for alternative explorations of our digital identities and new possibilities for people with social anxiety.
Ningli Zhu― Artist
Ningli Zhu is a digital designer who is interested in media technology and social psychology. In her artistic practice, she explores visual storytelling of our hybrid identity while discussing the trans-individual relationship formed by intangible AI technology.