Collective monument to a thumbprint

Performative installation created during the international festival of contemporary photography “Presence” 2020 (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

Duration: 3 hours

Thumbprint monument. Natalia Drachinskaya

People created internet, smartphones and social networks, but access is allowed only via fingerprint. This practice is common for smartphones, bank accounts and financial transactions, biometrical passport. Digital future is here already. 

Today a gesture of finger print application means more than access, it is about unification of people to the new comminity under control of Artificial Intelligence. We don’t control this world any more. 

The author invites to agree that AI era has began by making a finger print on the black surface of the installation. 

Thumbprint monument. Natalia Drachinskaya

Dibond with finger prints30×65 cm