"Object Lessons 2.0"
& UV Prints




Exhibition at Vasarely Foundation - Aix-en-Provence - France - 2019

"Object Lessons 2.0"

14 original school posters Rossignol augmented with invisible UV ink - 75x90 cm 2019
(Production La Fruitière Numérique)

 

On a set of vintage school posters designed to teach botany, zoology or civic education, France Cadet hand-drew some modifications with invisible UV ink, thus highlighting the rapid mutations of our world.

As we enter the Anthropocene, our impact on the planet seems inexorable and irreversible: decreasing biodiversity, climate change, ecology in danger, omnipresence of technologies and AI, hyper-connection, total digital-surveillance...

The audience is invited to use a UV flashlight, such as a modern day explorer, in order to reveal a contemporary vision of these precepts and the induced paradigm shifts.


Rossignol school posters, invisible UV ink - 75x90cm - 2019 (Production La Fruitière Numérique)


 

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"Object Lessons 2.0" - 14 Rossignol posters - 75x90cm - 2019
 

 
"LObject Lessons 2.0" - reproduction of Deyrolle prints - 30x40cm - 2019


"Pedigree of Man vs Pedigree of IA" - 75x90cm - 2019

 

Exhibition at Vasarely Foundation - Aix-en-Provence - France - 2019

"Gallery of extinct species"

12 inkjet prints, invisible UV ink - 30x40cm - 2019
(Production La Fruitière Numérique)

This series of anatomical charts such as Deyrolles editions show extinct species due to human activity. Only the Latin name of the taxon appears on the poster, the animal has disappeared and is invisible. However, thanks to a UV flashlight, the audience can again observe again these species for a quick moment..

12 extinct species: Scarlet Macaw, Auroch, Golden Toad, Dodo, Black Emu, Large Pinguoin, Gastric Frog, Mamo, Migrating Pigeon, Soruis de Gould, Thylacine, Burchell's Zebra

 

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"Gallery of extinct species" - 12 inkjet prints - 30x40cm - 2019


"Tribute to the Dodo"

3D animation - holographic display - 2019

A holographic device allows to bring back for an instant the emblem of extinction: a Dodo bird.

This holographic device for tablet is based on Pepper’s ghost principle and was produced by Lab Gamerz
The 3D animation was produced for Noctiluca a digital festival organised by La Fruitière numérique

 

Exhibition at Vasarely Foundation - Aix-en-Provence - France - 2019

"Man vs Machine"

10 inkjet prints, invisible UV ink - 30x40cm - 2019

Man has always tried to compete against the machine, with more or less success. This portrait gallery retraces this history. This series of UV editions depicts the prowess and failures of AI for human surveillance purposes: facial recognition, emotion detection, analysis of biometric data…

1783: Benjamin Franklin vs Mecanical Turk of Kempelen
1950: Alan Turing vs Alicebot & Eug´┐Żne Goostman
1997: Gary Kasparov vs DeepBlue from IBM
2011: Brad Rutter & Ken Jennings vs Watson from IBM
2015: Vernon Prater & Brisah Borden vs Compas
2016: Rembrandt vs The Next Rembrand from Microsoft
2016: Lee Sedol vs AlphaGo from Google DeepMind
2018: Barack Obama vs DeepFake of Jordan Peele

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Exhibition at Vasarely Foundation - Aix-en-Provence - France - 2019

"FACE++"and "FACS"

12 inkjet prints, invisible UV ink - 30x40cm - 2019

Thanks to UV flashlights the audience reveals hidden data from computer vision technologies such as FACE++, a Chinese facial recognition software, and FACS, the Facial Action Coding System used to analyze human emotions.

FACE++: Neutral, Happiness, Surprise, Fear, Sadness, Contempt

AGE++, Beauty Score, Robot-Portrait

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"Robot-Portrait" - 30x40cm - 2019

Other prints of the series:

 
"Playbot" & "Robotic Dog Acupuncture Chart" - 30x40cm - 2019


     
"Robotic Dog Anatomy" - 30x40cm - 2019

 
"Schrödinger's cat" & "Little Rats" - 30x40cm - 2019

"Lessons of seduction"

  
"Lesson #47: pull his chain" organic anatomy vs mechanical anatomy - 30x40cm - 2019