You might recognize the guises of the identical twin Young British Artists right away—but with their faces painted in geometric, dazzle camouflage, Jane and Louise Wilson could easily slip past the most advanced of face-recognition security systems. In their response to the 2010 assassination of a Hamas operative in a hotel room in Dubai—the events leading up to which were captured on the hotel’s CCTV and later broadcast publicly on YouTube—the artists produced a series of mirrored screen prints that layer their painted faces with real footage. Walking past the prints trigger spectral imagery purely by movement.
“False Positives and False Negatives” is on view September 19th through October 25th at Paradise Row. Visit the gallery’s profile on Artsy to view past, current, and upcoming shows, and more.
May 4–8, 2018, Park Avenue Armory