Chicago Tribune Spotlights Alum’s Startling Video-Camera Portraits
In his July 5 review of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago retrospective Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, Chicago Tribune writer Christopher Borrelli compares the famous cartoonist’s “uneasily real” faces to the work of recent SAIC alumnus Daniel Bertner (BFA 2012). In his guerilla project Chicago Faces, Bertner uses a camera equipped with facial recognition technology to photograph unsuspecting civilians outside his Pilsen apartment. Once a face is captured, the image is automatically uploaded to a public Twitter account. “When I stumbled onto Daniel Bertner's startled, grimacing, video-camera portraits, I thought immediately of Clowes' faces,” Borelli says.