As an artist I make systematic conducted studies revealing the mechanisms within our visual culture by using quantitative research methods, at the moment being A/B testing, eye-tracking and image recognition software.


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2018
Happy (49%)
publication of 360 pages with randomized generated facial expressions analyzed by emotion recognition software. --> artist edition

2018
Emotions from an Algorithmic Point of View
Performance, ~20 minutes. theater light, stool, iphone with face recognition software triggering a sounds.

2018
Smart Selfie Stick
Powder coated assembled camera shoulder tripod, ball head, vertical bracket quick release and tablet holder. Medical tape.

2018
Interface (A Research on Emotions by Pattern Recognition)
Two channel 4K video, 23 minutes loop. 55 inch, polyethylene foam, Arm Flat Screen Wall Mount

2018
'Neutral'
c-print and vinyl stickers on glass 55cm x 100cm, framed on request

2018
Facial Action Coding System
two layers of vinyl stickers on acrylate and two layers of c-print glued on foam 55cm x 100cm x 1.5cm

2018
Random String of Emotions
Two channel video installation. One channel video snippets are played at a random order (200 fragments of ~ 10 sec), 4K 55 inch screen, And the other 17inch screen is connected to emotion recognition software, polyethylene foam around the frame.

2018
'Lip Corner Puller, Upper Lip Raiser, Eyelid Tightner, Upper Lid Raiser & Brief Blink'
two layers of vinyl stickers on acrylate and one layers of c-print glued on foam 55cm x 100cm x 1cm

2018
'Eyelids Down, Puff & Lip Presser'
two layers of vinyl stickers on acrylate and one layers of c-print glued on foam 55cm x 100cm x 1cm

2018
'Lip Corner Puller, Cheek Raiser, Upper Lid Raiser, Brow Raiser & Lip Parting'
two layers of vinyl stickers on acrylate and one layers of c-print glued on foam 55cm x 100cm x 1cm

2018
No Title
black acrylaat 0,5cm, c-print on foam 0,5cm, 55 x 100 cm

2018
Face texture
Rubber acrylate sheet
55 x 100 cm

2018
'100%'
c-print, vinyl stickers on glass framed on request 120cm x 45cm




2018
3x3
Performative lecture experiment.

2018
I Enjoyed the Parts in Your Mind
Robotic installation with pen plotter, 7-inch screens, arduino, raspberry, roll mechanism, steel frame, A0 paper roll, 3 motors, rubber band

2018
Your Link Is Behind Experts Say
Paper print. A0 size. Framed on request.

Also available:
'Download Data about your Rights'
'Maybe you do so in a Triangle'
'Setting up Layers of Neural Network'
'I'd taken it from the source'
'They Can Never Happen'
'Think More Like Helping them with a High Degree of Accuracy'
'I Think There is no End Date'
'I Don't Think we are Murdering Machines'

2016
No Title
Photo from research project, Recognized / Not Recognized. Shot with a Hasselblad camera. Printed 150 x 150cm

2016-2017
Recognized / Not Recognized, a comparative movement analysis of popular and unpopular news images
Two channel video installation, 1920 x 1200px, 2m heigh

2017
Gazeplot
Print on PETG clear, 5mm 100 x 150 cm, tripods, clams

2016
News Residue #1 (Unused press agency photos taken on 19 & 20 February, 2014 in Kiev)
plexiglas box 1m x 1m. filled with wrinkled photo prints.

2016-2017
Recognized / Not Recognized, Looking for a possible algorythm for the popular news image
uv-print on transparant sheet, plexiglass 2cm, stickers, tl-light.

older work






2012
Free Ai Weiwei
T-shirts printed at Chinese Company (to find out how censorship works in China), i.c.w Teun Castelein, 2012

2013-14
Peilendoejezo.nl
Polling company focussing on the biggest poller in the Netherlands.

2011
MyPolarIce
Original pieces of polar Ice sold were sold as a souvenir. How much money is polar ice worth? I.c.w Teun Castelein

2009
Dearest Tinkebell
Hatemails and their senders revealed, published. 1000pieces

!!! UNDER CONSTRUCTION !!!


As an artist I make systematic conducted studies revealing the mechanisms within our visual culture by using quantitative research methods, at the moment being A/B testing, eye-tracking and image recognition software.

Working method:




Observation


Formulate a simple open question from a personal interest


Think of an interesting research methods suitable for the question


use methods from other
fields or new emerging technologies in a different way

↓ ↑


observe the visual effect (look for the visceral!)


Be aware that a clear research can be repeated


Believe simple ideas can produce complex thoughts


Allow yourself to be surprised by the outcome


it can result in multiple works


Be honest


Random String of Emotions Two channel video installation. One channel video snippets are played at a random order (200 fragments of ~ 10 sec), 4K 55 inch screen, The other 17inch screen is connected to emotion recognition software, polyethylene foam around the frame.




Emotion recognition software analyse our emotions by deconstructing our facial expressions into temporal segments that produce the expression, called Action Units (AU - developed by prof. Paul Ekman) and deducting them into certain percentages of six basic emotion, happy, sad, angry, surprised, scared and disgusted. Together with actress Marina Miller Dessau and choreographer Marjolein Vogels all facial muscles in the face are being trained and deconstructed in 2018. This research resulted in multiple works.

  • What can computer vision learn us about our emotionsstudio photos: Susi Kolp

  • What can computer vision learn us about our emotionsThe Facial Action Coding System (FACS) - is developed by prof. Paul Ekman and Wallace V. Friesen and published in 1978. In this system, 43 muscles in the face are deciphered, which together can make a legion amount of movements and almost infinite combinations.

    What can we learn from emotion recognition software?
    Testing with Facereader, Noldus. Thanks to University of Amsterdam.

    Research Questions & Methods