b.a.n.g. lab and Performative Nanorobotics Lab, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA | Website
In this workshop, mask-making is explored as a queer and feminist resistant practice against emerging forms of biometric facial recognition. During our first meeting, we discuss the social and political impact of biometric technologies in global and local contexts as well as imperceptible revolt tactics through pre-circulated readings. Then, we attempt to make a “collective mask” based on participants’ facial data. In the second meeting, we collectively perform an intervention based on readings, discussions, and the mask-making process.