Capture
2020. C-prints and inkjet prints.

» Website: Capture-Police.com

» Website: Ban-Facial-Recognition.eu

Press material

- EN 1st Press Release, 1st October 2020
- FR 1st Press Release, 1st October 2020
- EN 2nd Press Release, 6th October 2020
- FR 2nd Press Release, 6th October 2020

- Press Kit with high-res photos & videos & texts
- Press installation & action high-res photos

- Texts intervention and artist's statement
- Text research and for the campaign
Ban Facial Recognition Europe


Selected press coverage
Archive of all the worldwide press coverage
Selected:
- The New York Times, interview, U.S., 2020
- Biometric Update, review, U.S., 2020
- Index Censorship, interview, UK, 2020
- Free Muse, interview, UK, 2020
- Liberation, interview, France, 2020
- MediaPart, interview, France, 2020
- MediaPart, breaking news, France, 2020
- Le Media, video interview, France, 2020
- Le Parisien, video interview, France, 2020
- Le Figaro, breaking news, France, 2020
- Le Figaro, interview, France, 2020
- Le Figaro, review, France, 2020
- BFM TV, review, France, 2020
- Télérama, interview, France, 2020
- TV5 Monde, interview, France, 2020
- France Bleu, interview, France, 2020
- La Voix du Nord, interview, France 2020
- Huffington Post, review, France, 2020
- Le Quotidien del'Art, interview, France, 2020
- Neon Magazine, interview, France, 2020
- Monde Informatique, review, France, 2020
- Notre Temps, review, France, 2020
- Kori Slate, review, France, 2020
- VICE, interview, Italy, 2020
- Il Domani, interview, Italy, 2020
- ArtTribune, review, Italy, 2020
- Heise, review, Germany, 2020
- NetzPolitik, review, Germany, 2020
- Der Standard, review, Austria, 2020

Related texts
- Regulatory Art
- Internet Photography


The series of photos Capture is composed of French police officers’ faces. The artist, Paolo Cirio collected 1000 public images of police in photos taken during protests in France and processed them with Facial Recognition software. Cirio then created an online platform with a database of the resulting 4000 faces of police officers to crowdsource their identification by name. Cirio also printed the officers’ headshots as street art posters and posted them throughout Paris to expose them in the public space. Capture comments on the potential uses and misuses of Facial Recognition and Artificial Intelligence by questioning the asymmetry of power at play. The lack of privacy regulations of such technology eventually turns against the same authorities that urge the use of it. Ultimately, as an activist, Cirio introduced a campaign to ban Facial Recognition technology in all of Europe by organizing a petition in collaboration with privacy organizations.

Video playlist


Selected shows and presentations history
Panorama 22 exhibition at Le Fresnoy, 2020, (Censored), Tourcoing - France
Artissima Unplugged, solo show at GAM Musuem, 2020, Turin - Italy
Plan B, exhibition at NOME Gallery, 2020, Berlin - Germany


Selected pictures of the Capture installation at Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France, 2020






Selected pictures of the Capture action, Paris, France, 2020

















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