Kristoffer Ørum


Putins Nose 2

Categories: [exhibition]

Putin’s Nose 9. Nov. – 15. Dec. 2019

Møstings Hus, Andebakkesti 5, 2000 Frederiksberg, DK

On my way home I look into a bag full of groceries and notice a beetroot. For a 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.


0000 - handout [exhibition]

000b - Faux Cyrillic [exhibition]

0001 - Poster [exhibition]

0002 - Nose Detector [exhibition]

0003 - An Average Brow [exhibition]

0004 - Anecdotal Evidence [exhibition]

0005 - Marinas Nose [exhibition]

0006 - A Beetroot [exhibition]

0007 - Putins nose [exhibition]

0008 - My Nose [exhibition]

0009 - Nose News [exhibition]

0010 - Vladimirs Tounge [exhibition]

0011 - Head of State [exhibition]

011b - Famous Brand [exhibition]

011c - Posters [exhibition]

0012 - Beetroot Ether [exhibition]

0013 - Borscht App [exhibition]

0014 - Face of Russia [exhibition]

0015 - Nose Archive [exhibition]

0016 - Big Nose [exhibition]

016b - Wireless Nose [exhibition]