Face Off is a performance that spans both mass participation and the intimacy of a one-on-one experience. This performance involves the creation of portraits of the public using police photofit software. The sitter poses for Victoria to examine them. She then chooses out of the thousands of features available to create the closest version of the sitter, with hilarious consequences. The portraits resemble the sitters, but more as their criminal selves.
“I am interested in this software mainly because it is ideologically dubious and inaccurate. There are more small lip options then any other category, does that mean criminals are more likely to have little lips? Facial composite theory has a dodgy supremacy overtone.”
– Victoria Melody
Creator & Performer – Victoria Melody