Vincent Beeckman, a photographer of the O.S.T. Collective, creates the « Fotomaton », in association with Recyclart, which favors artistic projects in public spaces through activities in situ.
It is a digital photographic disposal animated by a host in public places and different areas for special events. The objective of the project is to realize portraits, which questions people on their notion of what identity is.
Other actions can be associated to the Fotomaton, such as the one called « Vide ton sac » (Empty your purse) consisting of scanning the content of people’s pockets and purses. The resulting images tell more about a person than what we might expect.