NEGATIVE IMAGES

A video made from found images for training computer vision systems to recognize faces. Normally, one feeds in a set of "positive" images (of the object to be detected) and "negative" images, which can be anything except the object to be detected. While seemingly random, together these 3000 images tell a sort of abstract narrative of European travel, the Bay Area, backyards and snowstorms, and college campuses, then dropping into a hallucinogenic sequence of black-and-white images pulled from the early internet.

This project was initiated during a residency at Impakt.nl in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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