AUTOMATON

AUTOMATON

AUTOMATON 🤖 (Jan 2023 Exhibit)
This Automaton has special skills. It has a built-in mechanism allowing it to change facial expressions adaptable to any situation. The revolving masks are like a chameleon's skin. If it's sadness you want, the sad mask moves into the front-centre position. If the situation calls for a seductive face, the mechanism will be put in motion to activate the bedroom eyes.

Nothing comes close to the beauty of an authentic human expression, when the deepest part of one's soul is made apparent in a declaration of love for example. However, the Mask Machine uses cognitive empathy in a way that might remind us of social media algorithms. I feel like it's become more important than ever to appreciate the value of truth and sincerity. 

The theatrical aspect of this devise in a collage gives us a very accurate depiction of human behaviour online, at the office, anywhere when needed (or not).


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