Face-o-mat Travels the World – 2013


The interaction with machines made our daily life easier, faster and more efficient. Despite the rapid growth of technology, machines could not yet replace a simple smile, but now we have Face-o-mat.

(Also watch how it started: vimeo.com/61645611 )

Face-o-mat is Tobias Gutmann’s portrait machine that happened to travel 40’514 km, from Stockholm to Milan, Dar es Salaam, Tokyo and London. The social portrait-booth, was originally made of cardboard found in the trash, but has been upgraded to MDF to better withstand traveling. Since December 2012 Face-o-mat has produced over 700 portraits.

Follow the ongoing journey of Face-o-mat on Facebook and Tumblr:


Thanks to:
Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Rossana Orlandi, Milan
Art Market, Mwenge, Dar es Salaam
Idée Garage, Tokyo

Video credits:
Camera: Tobias Gutmann, Hironori Tsukue (Milan), Bun (Tokyo)
Sounddesign: Markus Eriksson