Zach Blas is an artist and writer whose practice confronts technologies of capture, security, and control. Currently, he is a Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Blas’s recent works respond to biometric governmentality and network hegemony. Facial Weaponization Suite (2011-14) consists of “collective masks” that cannot be detected as human faces by biometric facial recognition software. Contra-Internet (2014-2018) explores subversions of and alternatives to the internet and is supported by a 2016 Creative Capital award in Emerging Fields and the Arts Council England.
This event is a part of the Department's Scheimpflug Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.