[ISEA2022] Artist Talk: Martine Stig — The Reflection of the Man

Artist Statement 

June 13, MACBA – Convent dels Àngels. Session: AI, Art and Machines

Keywords: Machine vision, biometry, inclusivity, more-than-human, identity

Interested in the entanglement of image, gaze & technology, realising that organic entities don’t have a monopoly on seeing, I ask: how can we enable communications between the human and the more-than-human? Can the (mis)use of technology draw us closer to our nonhuman companions, broaden the idea of presence?

What does it mean to be human in a more-than-human world? How do we relate to our digital representations and can facial recognition technology contribute to a new digital sensibility in a truly shared space? Now organic entities no longer have a monopoly on seeing, we can ask ourselves: does the graphical language of machine vision enable communication between the human and the more-than-human?

  • Martine Stig (Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1972) lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Art (The Hague) and at the University of Amsterdam, philosophy. Her work has been shown at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Aperture Foundation (NYC), Huis Marseille (Amsterdam). Her work is part of collections of Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Rotterdam), H+F collection& ABN/Amro collection. She has a teaching position at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures, Den Bosch. She co-founded the practice and research-based art foundation Radical Reversibility and, recently, the online meeting space WeAlgo. https://martinestig.com