Aug
18
2013
<em>Performance Review HSBC</em>
 

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Performance Review HSBC, 2013
C-print
74 x 47.25 in / 188 x 120 cm
Edition of 1

Performance Review (2013) is a photographic series comprising thousands of fingerprints captured by high magnification surveillance equipment from Lozano-Hemmer’s monumental interactive installation, Pulse Index (2010). While the distinctive patterns found in friction ridges of the human finger allow for the identification of an individual, here those singularities are subsumed to create an ambiguous image, representing the generalized use of biometry itself. Named after banks—the two selections in this exhibition being HSBC and UBS—the C-prints in this series are unique, each consisting of 750 fingerprints. Other titles in the series include Bank of America, BBVA, BNP, Barclays, Chase, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, RBS, and Santander.

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