Milan, 2018
generated picture
13 x 17 cm

I asked my mother to describe the face of my father – a Syrian engineer, who is unfamiliar to me. With the help of the programmer Animesh Karnewar a picture was generated by an algorithm that translated my mother's memory of my father into a visual image of his face.

”He had beautiful features, brown eyes, a well-formed nose–more like a straight formed European nose.
He had brown hair–beautifully wavy.
The ears were nicely shaped.
He had a friendly glance and a peaceful charisma.”

My mother’s description of my father that was used to generate the picture

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