Building the harmony between the digital and organic anatomy, Pearlescent is a set of masks that explores the human connection between digital identities and nature.The masks are crafted using generative modeling techniques, drawing inspiration from elements found in nature, including elements such as vascular networks, muscular structures, fungi, and various plant motifs. The underlying objective of this work is to examine the personal narratives that emerge from the interaction between humans and data, particularly in the context of the increasing digitization of individuals in an era characterized by extensive data collection practices.
One of the focal points of this project is the investigation of the challenges surrounding biometric privacy. To illustrate the contradiction inherent in the extraction of personal data without explicit consent, face masks have been chosen as a symbolic form. These masks serve as tangible representations of the significant loophole that exists within the current data governance framework, demanding attention and resolution.
By seamlessly merging the digital and organic realms, Pearlescent prompts viewers to reflect on their own digital presence and its intricate connection to the natural environment. Through the integration of generative modeling techniques and the incorporation of diverse organic elements, this work sparks conversations about the delicate equilibrium between technological advancements, individual privacy, and our collective responsibility to shape a more harmonious future.