Some other people were here too

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The portrait series consists of digitally-produced images that reveal distorted and fragmentary variations of human faces. These are results of portrait-reconstruction processes using data collected from various sources including poems, folktales and oral histories that refer to soldiers from non-European nations who fought in and for Europe during historical conflicts. They reference a project in the field of digital humanities, where digital data- processing methods are used to re-examine questions of history and culture. Each portrait is accompanied by a ‘Reconstruction of Error Map’ that indicates its sources, in only a partially successful project of attributing visual identity to these semi-mythical figures. The ‘imperfect’ reconstructions of the portraits become an accurate simulation of the ambiguities and uncertainties inherent in our relationship to both history and technology.