face filter archive (self-portrait), 2019
Ameliorate, self(ie)-portrait series, 2019.

Ameliorate (2019) is a self(ie)-portrait series that archives over 100 face filters used to augment the artist's face. The work uncovers and highlights the ways in which these filters and AR potentialities augment the mundane experience, adorn or enhance the face, crystallize unrealistic standards of beauty and perpetuate biases which can be harmful. Living in an age of heightened plasticity, the work documents the contemporary digital fabrication of face filters, how users interface with devices and what cultural biases are reproduced and accessed through this digital lens.