Tamiko Thiel
Lend me your Face!
Participatory deepfake artificial intelligence artwork
By Tamiko Thiel and /p, 2020
With Christoph Clement, technical collaborator*

Lend Me Your Face: Go Fake Yourself! net art version, commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery, on exhibit 18 January - 17 March, 2021.

In Lend Me Your Face!, a neural network animates a single photo of each participating visitor's face to match "driving videos" of leading public figures.* The deepfakes are displayed in large projections surrounding the public. The visitor is confronted with a very personal encounter of how the most intimate and yet public part of the self, the face and the emotions it expresses, can easily be manipulated and placed in contexts out of their control.
Lend me your face
Lend Me Your Face! participatory deepfake artificial intelligence installation - Panorama photo by Karina Smigla-Bobinsky in "Götzendämmerung" exhibit, Künstlerverbund im Haus der Kunst



Lend Me Your Face! participatory deepfake artificial intelligence Installation - Video recording of 3 screens in "Götzendämmerung" exhibit, Künstlerverbund im Haus der Kunst



Lend me your face
Lend Me Your Face! participatory deepfake artificial intelligence installation, in "Götzendämmerung" exhibit, Künstlerverbund im Haus der Kunst



* Lend Me Your Face! uses an open source deepfake neural network framework developed by A. Siarohin et al. using the VoxCeleb dataset, extended with "deep-animator," a wrapper created by Dimitris Poulopoulos, and set up with the help of Christoph Clement.