Bang Geul Han artist

Selected Projects (2001—2017)

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Referential Gaze
Referential Gaze
Referential Gaze
Referential Gaze

Referential Gaze

2014-present

letterpress, expression detection, facial recognition

Letterpress print over archival inkjet prints

Using various facial expression detection services available online, the work ponders the implications of quantification of everything. The original facial features smoothed out by a graphics application are replaced by somewhat cryptic and numerical results of the analysis returned by these software applications. The results are physically imprinted by an old-fashioned letterpress printing technique making it disappear depending on the lighting. The first impression of the piece is eerie, absurd and cold. The work ultimately turns the quantified data back into a more humanizing experience of asking viewers to read, guess and fill-in the blank of the gaze you are facing at this moment.