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                 Liam Power
I am a multidisciplinary artist with a primary interest in sound and technology. In the past year I have been researching the structure and mechanics of surveillance and digital communication. Synthetic Perception (2018) is a series of works that attempt to construct
a human-agnostic method of surveillance. Through aggregation, abstraction and systematic processing of site-specific data, these flawed algorithms subvert the traditional purpose of surveillance
and computer vision: to parse and interpret meaningful data about humans and their behaviour within a space. In Synthetic Perception, humans are viewed on the same plane as any other object, lacking any prioritized treatment over a bottle, light streaming through a window, a plant, or a stain on the wall. The human form is reduced to the loosely interrelated web of contrasting brightness values. Speech and the sounds of movement are converted to arbitrary loudness readings. The collected data is not valuable.
synthetic aggregate (2018)
manipulated data stream Dimensions Variable

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