Cordiais (2021)

Anonther project done in collaboration with Mari Nagem.

Cordiais is an online database that correlates historical paintings that depict Brazilian women with the results of a facial recognition algorithm that tries to measure their happiness, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and fear.

This quantitative data is transformed into rectangles whose areas represent the amount of each emotion relative to the size of the original work, leading to a form of color-block abstract paintings/data-visualization.

The database can be navigated on the project’s website:

This project won the 2021 Marcantonio Vilaça Award from the Brazilian National Foundation for the Arts.