The Huminifier presents versions of the human form altered by flaws in a machine algorithm. Brigitta Zics is interested in the agency of computer algorithms in artistic processes and how engagement with machine learning impacts the human experience. “What makes us human?” is a question reflected in the evolving series of portraits that increasingly distort the face. In one, freckled skin blooms with magenta and teal dots, whilst one eye vanishes into the figure’s cheek in another, the iris barely visible. The artist views these images as representative of a new form of identity, transcending the physical boundaries of being human.
Image Credits: Brigitta Zics, Humanifier 1 (detail), (2022). Digital image series.