Saving Face, by Karen Lancel en Hermen Maat

When defining our identity and the identity of others, our sensory abilities are increasingly replaced by networked surveillance and identification technologies. How do we experience the way our body and identity are being 'measured' as functional and controllable products? Can sensory perception play again a role in experiencing the other's identity?

Saving Face reintroduces touch related perception in the digital and public domain - with the help of a personal touching body scan. It invites participants to touch and caress their own face; and in this way to compose an online networked identity to connect with family, friends and strangers worldwide.

Technical development and production in collaboration with:
Mart van Bree, Sylvain Vriens, Tim Olden, Matthijs ten Berge.

Karen Lancel , Hermen Maat