Cloud Face / Shinseungback Kimyonghun (2015)
Humans often see figures and forms in clouds, whether that’s animals, faces and even god.
This kind of perception also appears in computer vision. Face-detection algorithms sometimes find faces where there aren’t any. Cloud Face is a collection of cloud images that are recognised as human faces by a face-detection algorithm. It is a result of computer’s vision error, but they often look like faces to human eyes, too. This work attempts to examine the relation between computer vision and human vision.
For the festival a networked camera surveyed the skies above Grizedale Forest collecting the faces from the Cumbrian skies and was displayed online and in the visitor centre during the festival.
Shinseungback Kimyonghun is an artistic duo based in Seoul consisting of Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun. Their collaborative practice explores social and cultural impacts of technology.
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