Snapchat pictures and video of Alannah and me – ready made photo filters. Based on: Paul Citroen, Alannah, 1931.
“The project is based on a popular mobile application, Snapchat, and the possibility (or failure?) offered by its facial recognition system, able to identify faces also on images of faces (or objects and drawings similar to faces).
I printed a copy of the artwork and then I created a custom profile on Snapchat application (you can follow me here). In this profile I’m collecting snapchat pictures and video of the artwork, and me with the artwork: the facial recognition system recognizes Alannah’s face and so multiple filters can be applied and overimposed. In the same way the artist added link drawing to the silver gelatin print, so I modify the artwork adding snapchat filters as a further level”. Annamaria Andrea