machine readable puppenheim

"Machine Readable Puppenheim (2022 / 23)

In collaboration of Sammlung Goetz and the collection of Munich City Museum, for the upcoming show "
(Not) A Doll’s House. (K)ein Puppenheim - Traditional Roles and Brand-New Images" opening April 2023 (work in progress; check for updates)

More than 350 historical puppet-heads from the collection of Munich City Museum have been processed with photographic AI facial recognition for physiognomic, mental and ethnic characteristics.

The project is visually exploring the attributions and stereotypes reflected in the historic pieces of the collection, but also in the wideley used datasets of today's automated image processing.