jip van leeuwenstein

surveillance exclusion
Camera’s and other technologies create a safer living environment than ever before. Mega databanks and high resolution cameras stock hundreds of exabytes a year. But who has access to this data? Not only the security department but also the advertisement industry is interested in this technology. They pay to use real time data to their advantage. They create advertisements that call your name, keep records of your personal interests and they follow you everywhere you go. By wearing this mask formed like a lens it possible to become unrecognizable for facial recognition software and because of it’s transparence you will not lose your identity and facial expressions. So it’s still possible to interact with the people around you.

Ewa Nowak

Incognito
La giovane designer polacca Ewa Nowak, tra le altre cose, ha creato una linea di gioielli in metallo. Sono dei ninnoli eleganti dalle linee pulite che non rinunciano a una certa morbidezza e artigianalità. Più simili a delle piccole sculture che a degli ornamenti fatti in serie. Tra loro c’è anche ‘Incognito,’ nato per sviare i software di riconoscimento facciale con stile e originalità.

PHILIP LÜSCHEN

Waiting Room Survival

A ‘Sneak in front tool’, ‘Incognito nose stand’ and ‘Waiting Room Survival Book. Philip Lüschen has designed these objects as part of his project on waiting rooms, Waiting Room Survival. The Incognito nose stand seduces us to wait incognito in waiting rooms in places where we would prefer not to be recognized, such as a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases. And if you want to be seen by a doctor as fast as possible, Philip Lüschen has got the answer: The sneak in front tool, with which you can make everyone else in the room disappear behind the empty waiting room chairs.‘’Although the objects were designed as practical implements, when not in use they function as icebreakers. They stimulate the imagination and break through the tension and passive dynamic of waiting.‘’ The objects displayed are the result of the many studies drawn in waiting rooms, which also served as the basis for the ‘Waiting Room Survival Book’. A guide with useful illustrated strategies on how to survive a waiting room visit.
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JULIE COCKBURN

Incognito
Julie Cockburn is a London based collage artist who manipulates and redefines anonymous found portraits. Employing collage techniques, painting and embroidery, she challenges the audience’s idea of identity and personality.