Interactive video mirror, conceived and developed in conjunction with Yin Liu

ITP Spring Show, 2012
Tisch Gala, 2012

With increasing ease of reforming one's physical figure figure due to medical advancements in plastic surgery, we are all becoming more modular bodies. FaceBank is a commentary on technology’s advancements that allow the augmentation of the senses and the amplification of beauty. What if getting ready in the morning consisted of choosing what identity and face you want to assume that day? By placing others faces on a platter of plates and bowls resembling a cosmetic counter, FaceBank makes the act of choosing facial features analogous to choosing what makeup to apply. Every time a viewer is present, they unwillingly and passively donate their face to the FaceBank. By extracting the faces of the viewers, FaceBank challenges the notion of face, identity and expression.