Historically, there has been an effort to put a face to the disease, to blame the victim, and to blame the other. If an amalgam of facial images could point to a representation of a person living with AIDS, Face Up’s distortions cause an interruption to this seamless flow of identity, which is underscored by the glitches and uncanny digital textures made of unquiet computer generated pixels, rather than founded in the myth of photographic objectivity. Composed with machine learning processes for generative video

Autoimmune, solo exhibition, 2020
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI

Face Up

United States, 2020
Video, 6 minutes

Made in collaboration with Ian Kirkpatrick.
This piece derives from Autoimmune.