Door: Paolo Cirio

“The interactive video installation Bodily problematizes body scan technology. In particular, this work looks at the advancement of Thermal Infrared Imaging and how this technology is used to profile individuals and diagnose health conditions. In this artwork, diagnostic algorithms work like slot machines determining the fate of a patient, which is screened on a monitor with both ironic and severe graphics overlapping the live video from the thermal camera. The artist wrote an essay and was in dialogue with the campaign to ban biometric identification technology. Ultimately, the artwork Bodily shows how aesthetically the colors of body temperatures in computer vision can carry political significance about the discrimination, surveillance, and ethics of technology.”