Facial Weaponization Communiqué: Fag Face
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Facial Weaponization Communiqué: Fag Face, videostill (2012)
"The Facial Weaponization Suite develops forms of collective and artistic protest against biometric facial recognition – and the inequalities these technologies propagate – by making masks in community-based workshops that are used for public intervention. One mask, the Fag Face Mask, is a response to scientific studies that attempt to build models based on tests where people « accurately » define sexual orientation after looking at a face for 0.5 milliseconds. This mask is generated from the biometric facial data of many queer men’s faces, resulting in a mutated, alien facial mask that cannot be read or parsed by biometric facial recognition technologies."
Fag Face Scanning Station, reclaim:pride with the ONE Archives and RECAPS Magazine, Christopher Street West Pride Festival, West Hollywood, CA, photo by David Evans Frantz (2013)