Vision has become increasingly the terrain of machines. Machines are looking and sensing more and more for us and develop rapidly from passive to active and autonomous agents, through analysis, interpretation and machine learning. The way we view ourselves and the way we perceive the world is changing greatly under the influence of these developments.
Machine Visions is a research project into machine vision and experimental forms of image interpretation and analysis.

The source material for this project is a collection of high-resolution digitalized celluloid images of the earth, made by CIA’s secret satellite program in the 1960s. In retrospect, this program paved the way for a revolution in the field of machine vision, which in the last decade has led to the large-scale deployment of self-monitoring technologies such as autonomous drones and self-learning security cameras. 

2017 / 30’ / live audiovisual performance
Image & sound by Telcosystems
Produced by Spatial Media Laboratories
Supported by Creative Industries Fund NL, City of Rotterdam
Additional support by Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam

Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo, NO, 2017
Screen City Biennial, Stavanger, NO, 2017