Radina Yotova

Now You See Me


The collective visual archive on the Internet has become part of widely used datasets. The visual artefacts we leave online are collected by scientist and used to rationalise, replicate and automate cognitive processes such as human vision.

By fragmenting our perception into pre-defined parameters an ‘uncanny universe’ is created. It is formed on the basis of the algorithmic abstraction of human awareness, comprehension and understanding.

Now You See Me: Re-appropriating the Visual Landscape of Our Digital World is an interactive-video installation reflecting upon the layer of absurdity that occurs within the effort to mimic human perception with algorithms.

Using real-time object-detection model the installation brings the world of abstraction to our physical space by placing the viewer within the flat landscape of mathematical observations.