ANONYMOUS GODS


Captures d'écran du site Google Street View.
2014


Dans le Las Vegas de Google Street View, le Sphinx a troqué son flamboyant masque de Touthankhamon contre le visage érodé de son modèle égyptien.
Si l'une de nos images contient un visage identifiable […], notre technologie floute automatiquement ces éléments pour empêcher toute identification de la personne.
Floutés par Google, tous les visages se valent. Ainsi ces grandes statues - religieuses ou commerciales - se dissimulent-elles de ceux qui les regardent, unilatéralement, depuis leur fauteuil.




Screen shots from Google Street View, where the Google robot automatically blurs every face it recognizes - including statues' ones.

In the Las Vegas of Google Street View, the Sphinx’s flamboyant mask of Tutankhamun has been swapped out for the eroded face of its Egyptian model.
Because, as indicated by the American company, "if one of our images contains an identifiable face [...] our technology automatically blurs certain elements to prevent that person from being identified."
Blurred by Google, all faces are equal, regardless of scale. Anonymous Gods offers us the point of view of a robot that makes no distinction between humans and their representations, or the sacred and the profane. So these large statues – whether religious or commercial – are hidden from their seated observers on the other side.




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40 x 22,25 cm chacun
Impression pigmentaire sous diasec: 40 x 22,25 cm chacun