Data Bodies

Data bodies is a digital video piece that uses pornography as an entrypoint for exploring public and private data. I worked with a pornographer to set up a conventional porn screen test. Afterwards, I used stills of my own face from the screen test to run a reverse image search. The faces that populated the algorithmically determined results page were (unsurprisingly) mostly mugshots. In a willful blunder, I use face-mapping software to try to conceal my porn screen test identity using a shapeshifting composite of all of mugshot images, ultimately transforming my digital proxy into a hybrid porn criminal.