Control - Jacob Burge

Silo 6 • 31 May - 19 June

Opens 6:00PM on Thursday 31 May
Hours 10:30 - 4:30 daily
Where Silo Park, Wynyard Qtr
  09 3077055
  JacobBurgephotography.com; photographyfestival.org.nz
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Artists Jacob Burge
Theme Exhibitions

Face Off

Facial recognition dates back to the 1960s.A project labeled Man machine wouldattempt to recognize and identify a person by extracting the coordinates of features such as the center of pupils, the inside corner of eyes, the outside corner of eyes, point of widows peak, and so on.
Fast forward to modern day and we now have systems in place that are recording and storing our facial image without the need of a cooperating test subject . Systems installed in public places can identify individuals in a crowd without their knowledge . This rapid advance in technology and surveillance in general, has caused many to question our right to privacy and the methods of obtaining information without our consent.
The photos connected to this project are my way of representing our
current image and surveillance society.A place where our identity is being digitized on a daily basis.

Born and raised in the British country side, moved to Manchester for several years, went back home, picked up a camera, studied at Hereford College of Arts, now lives and works in Japan.



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Jacob Burge untitled (1 of 2) copy

Jacob Burge - Face Off #1