Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

North Carolina 1st. Pen and ink on photographic print

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

Rep. G.K. Butterfield. Appropriated headshot overlaid with facial recognition points. Presented in custom frame

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

G.K. Butterfield Facial Recognition Data (excerpt)

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

North Carolina 1st Congressional District Legislation (excerpt)

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

Pennsylvania 7th. Pen and ink on photographic print

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

Rep. Patrick Meehan. Appropriated headshot overlaid with facial recognition points. Presented in custom frame

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

Patrick Meehan Facial Recognition Data (excerpt)

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

Pennsylvania 7th Congressional District Legislation (excerpt)

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

Maryland 3rd. Pen and ink on photographic print

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

Rep. John Sarbanes. Appropriated headshot overlaid with facial recognition points. Presented in custom frame

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

John Sarbanes Facial Recognition Data (excerpt)

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.

Gerrymandered

Gerrymandered

Maryland 3rd Congressional District Legislation (excerpt)

Gerrymandered appropriates the (il)logic of our current political system into artworks that empathize and satirize its figureheads. The primary element is a series of large-scale distorted portraits, that are accompanied by manipulated political headshots, facial recognition data, and legislative documents.

The project is focused on some of the most gerrymandered congressional districts in the United States. Facial recognition points are plotted on the official government portrait of each representative. Those points are then remapped onto the illogical boundary of the district they serve, bending the photographic data into an abstracted, illegible portrait that evokes a corrupt practice with little basis in the real-world geography it purports to represent.

I see these images as being comparable to the long tradition of political cartooning and caricature, as they turn the gerrymandering strategy on itself in a humorous, yet disheartening parody.