“Cheese”, 2000 by Christian Moeller. On camera, six actresses each try to hold a smile for as long as they could, up to one and half hours. Each ongoing smile is scrutinized by a emotion recognition system and whenever the display of happiness fell below a certain threshold, an alarm alerted them to show more sincerity.


»Lecture with actress«, 1997. For an evening of ideas between artists and philosophers about reality and fiction, Barbara Visser was invited to talk about her works. Instead, Visser employed a tall blond actress with no previous knowledge of her work to do the lecture instaed, equipped with and invisible earpiece, repeating what Visser was prompting in her ear.


»Boris«, 1991. One image from a series of photographs made in wax museums and dioramas. By Barbara Visser.