a new installation invites people to take a selfie before instantly turning your portrait into gravel. created by pangenerator, a warsaw-based art collective it has been commissioned by the national ethnographic museum in warsaw as part of the institution’s TEEN AGE exhibition.

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focusing specifically on the selfie culture, TEEN AGE offers a commentary on the culture of selfies through interactive installations. through this topic pengenerator reference the ephemeral nature of technology whilst playing with the ideas of self-preservation in a digital era.



the installation begins by sending a selfie through a mobile web page before being displayed on a large screen. the image is then cropped, assumably using a face detection algorithm which translates each pixel into gravel, which fall beneath the monitor.


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