Unfolding Prejudice

Danara Sarioglu

"Unfolding Prejudice" is a series of evolving portraits that are the accumulation of faces captured by security cameras. The portraits reflect the process of instantaneous and shifting prejudice across time and location.



“Unfolding Prejudice” is a reflection of our instantaneous accumulation of judgments depending on the diversity of faces we see in an environment. It is inspired from my experience of prejudice as the only asian looking person in my environment while I was growing up in Turkey. It uses IP camera to observe its surroundings and computer vision tools to detect and collect 'faces'. When the machine detects a face, the IP camera zooms into that area, captures the face and instantly blends the image into the evolving portrait. It is an interpretation of prejudice as humans' cognitive process using technology as an inspecting and illustrating tool. “Unfolding Prejudice” creates an ever expanding depiction of eternally evolving IDEA of a face which conveys and triggers our rapid judgments.


Thesis, Computer Vision with C++ and openFrameworks