New body, unknown numbers of limbs
In 2018, Amarjot Singh, Devendra Patil, SN Omkar, three researchers on recognition system released a paper that caught my attention called, Eye in the Sky: Real-time Drone Surveillance System (DSS) for Violent Individuals Identification. This paper depicts how the orientations between the limbs of the estimated pose are calculated in real-time to identify violent individuals within a crowd. A 14 key-skeleton is formed over a recognised human body in a calculated 3D space and the total position form a ratio. The determining ratio for violent individual is called "the angle of violence".
At the foundation of such technology is the history of vital signs detection, primarily analog systems that determine blood flows or breathing changes, mostly used as lie detector devices.  
This project will be developed further in February 2021 during the CCA Lab residency.
Navigating the history and the future of this kind of technology, the research will attempt to uncover the predominantly gender biases rooted in such systems and reimagine future speculations of this technology.


Footnote :
1. The chorus of the song Eyes in the sky from which the title borrow its name from.

I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules
Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind
And I don't need to see any more
To know that
I can read your mind, I can read your mind

2. CCA Creative Lab

Online performance at Stereoskop, 30/04/2020

In 1905, The pneumograph of Verdin, was first described in a bill entitled Man and abnormal man (1905) by Arthur MacDonald - a report measuring default and 'abnormal' bodies. Establishing firstly the default body in the realm of body signal measurements.

Abnormal is a general term of the beginning of the 20th century that has been used in a range of ways to refer to, amongst other things, people with mental health or physical disabilities, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC.

Image from the paper «Eye in the Sky Real-time Drone Surveillance System (DSS) for Violent Individuals»

Lagrangian Method used to extract spatial information from 2D CCTV cameras

8 frames sequences of a gesture considered as a violent movement.

Excerpts page of the book «Modular» in which LeCorbusier developed an anthropometric scale of proportions. It was developed as a visual bridge between two incompatible scales, the Imperial and the metric systems. It is based on the height of a man with his arm raised. The man’s height is 6’’ or 183cm. Which is also my own height.

Buer is a spirit that appears in the 16th-century grimoire Pseudomonarchia Daemonum and its derivatives. They teaches natural and moral philosophy, logic, and the virtues of all herbs and plants, and is also capable of healing all infirmities (especially of men).
Photogrammetry scan / first methode of comparison. Too much glitch

Comparison between photography of myself and an avatar made in the 3d software called «MakeHuman» which predicts your physical traits based on your body measurements.

Sequence of movement recorded with a motion capture device. The performance is using breathing methode to bring angry/distorsted fast and unpredicable gestures, which can be potentially linked to the detection of a violent behaviour in surveillance technology.

Sequence of movement recorded with a motion capture device.  Movement close to a butoh or the peacock spider mating dance + crossdressing in order to test the accurancy of the AI to track the movement.

last update 06/01/2021