Iconograface
25"x14"x4"
mirror,wood,electronics
2022

Iconograface
Video projector embedded in a mirror that uses the viewer's face as a projection screen.

We live by belief systems, tribal consciousness, and identifying icons of religion, nationality, alliances, loyalties, and connections. Iconograface invites viewers to try on alternative viewpoints and watch themselves in a mirror displaying a fluidity of alliances.

Icons depicting group identification can carry a particularly high emotional charge, even to the point of life-or-death seriousness. Iconograface constructs an interactive narrative by commandeering the viewer’s face as a display screen and integrating it with iconographic animations. This reflection and playfulness-of-self can serve as a way of rehumanizing those with different views.