moment. It looks like my Russian grandmother's nose. Later, at home I slice the beetroots to make soup, studying a random online recipe under the watchful gaze of my laptop's webcam. I wonder if the computer vision software might also detect something Russian in my facial features, or the nose of someone long lost in one of the beetroots?
From the cover of the newspaper that the greengrocer wrapped the beets in, the Russian President Vladimir Putin looks up at me. His face is now covered in beetroot juice splatter. The headline reads “The Inscrutable Face of Russia”. I wonder how much difference there actually is between the paranoid gaze of computer surveillance technologies and that of human beings.
Putin's Nose is a part of the show New Tactics - Moving in a soft field, on August 29 opening 16-18 at Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark and at Nasal.space on the internet