A daffodil flower is a three-dimensional map of an algorithm executed by DNA and RNA in the daffodil’s genome. The tips of the crinkly stem show the latest state of the algorithm unfolding in three-dimensional phase space. The base of the flower is a plot of the beginnings of the flower algorithm. Your face is a map of everything that happened to it.
– Timothy Moron, Hyperobjects
Unstable Protocols presents a new research chapter, in which the formation of the biological and informational body/archive of the FaceOrFactory corporation begins. It is composed of two interrelated parts: a DNA base, formed as a physical gallery archive and its digital extension – genetic information and photograms of faces archived within the virtual FaceOrFactory ecosystem. The interactive simulated environment, which the viewer can either explore at his own pace or he can be guided through and within which he can gradually discover a broad spectrum of technical and content layers, establishes the base for future development.
Unstable Protocols thus researches the form and structural characteristics of the archive, storage and categorisation of sensitive information, while trying to destabilise the existing archiving practices. In the constant transition between the archive, body and space it plays with the possibilities of digital faces, morphological layering and genetic chimerism of new face entities.