What does a Londoner, a New Yorker, a
Parisian look like?The Face of Tomorrow is a concept for a series of
photographs that addresses the effects of globalization on identity.
The large metropolises of the world are
magnets for migrants from all parts of the planet resulting in new
mixtures of peoples. What might a typical inhabitant of this new
metropolis look like in one or two hundred years if they were to become
In Turkey and particularly in Istanbul,
situated as it is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, of the
Mediterranean and the Black Sea, you can see how this process has been
at work over the last thousand years as waves of humanity from Central
Asia, Arabia, Greece and Rome have been absorbed. The resulting
population is fairly uniform suggesting that if you could combine all
the faces in a city right now you would be looking at the future face of
The Face of Tomorrow attempts to find this
face by taking photographs of the current inhabitants and compositing
their faces to create a typical face. What we get is a new person - a
mix of all the people in that city. A face that doesn't exist right now,
but a face, it seems, of someone quite real the Face of Tomorrow
Visit the Face of Tomorrow exposition in the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Gery in Second Life.
The Museum is a faithful reproduction of
the renown Neo-Renaissance Market Hall Saint Gery, built in 1881 and
located in real life in the "heart" of the European Capital in Brussels,
Immerse yourself and stroll through the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Gery and discover the Faces of Tomorrow!
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