CINEMA 2.0 : Counter Visions

Blind Self Portrait (2012)

Kyle McDonald, Matt Mets (United States)

Blind Self Portrait uses computer vision algorithms to build a contour drawing of the visitor. While the visitors keep their eyes shut, a moving platform guides a pen in their hands to draw their self-portraits. The result is a machine-aided drawing, a self-portrait they could never draw alone. In a time when everyone’s face is partly covered, would it still be possible to draw a unique portrait of one’s own? When the drawing is complete, it remains unclear who should be signing the work.

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