This is Not Private
This Is Not Private is an interactive empathic portrait, which explores the possibilities of empathy as a meta-language through the most powerful physical interface which is our face. The face is a part of ourselves which is not visible to us without the use of an external tool. Dedicated entirely to the "other", it becomes our window to the world and the world's window to ourselves. My challenge with this work is inducing in the viewer a sort of "identity-displacement", which invokes the phenomenon of empathy. An algorithm tracks and calculates the empathic level between the actor and the viewer. The more the viewer empathizes with the actor, the more the two faces merge into a new identity.