Biometric Mirror: Performance under Surveillance

Can AI bring the fairy tale mirror to life? Inspired by the influences of technology on human emotion, Biometric Mirror is more than just a reflection – it reveals unknown truths about its viewer.

Dates 20 – 28 February 2020
Venue NExT Lab Melbourne School of Design

Biometric Mirror is a free installation with a special ticketed (free) Individual Experience taking place on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 February from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Places for the Individual Experience are extremely limited so book now to avoid disappointment.


As global societies adopt forms of surveillance that reach ever deeper into our lives, human thoughts and behaviours are increasingly manipulated by technology. Through its interactive nature, Biometric Mirror in turn prompts audience members to think about the profound impact of technology on human creativity and the arts, ethics, privacy, authority and our future.

This controversial and provoking new work is underpinned by live performances drawing on ancient Asian traditions. During the performance session, Biometric Mirror will guide you on an intimate journey to rethink your own understanding of the organic nature of performance. The mirror is watching…

Date: 20 – 28 February 2020
Free Installation: Open Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Individual experiences in the installation*: Thur 20 Feb 5:30pm-6:30pm, Fri 21 Feb 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thur 27 Feb 5:30pm-6:30pm, Fri 28 Feb 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thur 5 Mar 5:30pm-6:30pm, Fri 6 Mar 5:30pm-6:30pm
Running Time: 15 mins

Venue: NExT Lab Melbourne School of Design, Glyn Davis Building (MSD) Masson Road, Parkville
Strobe lighting