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Cloud Face – Real Time, 2015

6th International Digital Art Biennial 

Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal 

12.01.2022 - 02.05.2023


Shinseungback Kimyonghun is a Seoul based artistic duo consisting of computer engineer Shin Seung Back and artist Kim Yong Hun. Their collaborative practice explores technology and humanity. Their work has been exhibited internationally including Ars Electronica Festival, ZKM, NTT ICC and MMCA.


Cloud Face – Real Time, 2015 - Installation, live camera from Seoul, face detection algorithm, custom software, 4 square screens, 3 computers and the Internet

This is the real time version of Cloud Face (2012) which are cloud images recognized as faces by AI. A camera continually takes pictures of the sky, and AI looks for faces in the pictures. The found faces get simultaneously shown on screen. For the 6th International Digital Art Biennial, the artists install a camera in Seoul to collect faces from the sky of the city and present the cloud faces on monitors in Arsenal Contemporary Art. 

Commissioned by ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany. 

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