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Katie Norman
Ad Space, 2018

Ad Space addresses the ways in which technology is developed in order to create new forms of ad space for companies to sell and profit off of. Snapchat uses face filters in order to create an advertisement and puts it directly on your face. New technologies like facial and projection mapping are being refined in order to be used for the purposes product placement. In this piece Norman imagines a world in which the prevalence of these technologies obscures the self and the environments which we inhabit.

Face Swap, 2018

Face Swap expliots facial recognition software and examines how this technology enables us to create new identities. In this video work, manifesting as a selfie stick suspended in the gallery, Norman embodies a character analogous to an online identity or avatar by creating a mask that is then layered over her own face via Snapchat.