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I am an award-winning experimental, politically active artist who has been an early proponent of using computers to create and distribute artwork.

Séance Affliction: Self-Portraits while Possessed by Ghosts

Séance Affliction: Self-Portraits while Possessed by Ghosts

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You may have heard of science fiction, but I am cursed with a Séance Affliction.

I am a descendent of Mary Eastey, one of the women killed during the Salem Witch Trials, and I create a series of "Séance Afflicition" self-portraits while possessed by ghosts as a reminder of how strongly the dead still influence the living. Each portrait is created in a trance-like state, with the help of a team of zombie computers, using machine learning, convolutional neural networks, reverse image recognition, DeepDreaming, and other home brew occult computer sciences. Each portrait shows roughly half of my face, half of the ghost of a dead historical figure, in the style of a dead artist, created on the anniversary of their death. 

The good news is now when someone asks you what your favorite artistic medium is, you can say "Eric Millikin is my favorite artistic medium."


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Jim Henson and Mark Rothko" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Jim Henson and Mark Rothko"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of El Santo and Louise Nevelson" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of El Santo and Louise Nevelson"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Zsa Zsa Gabor and H. R. Giger" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Zsa Zsa Gabor and H. R. Giger"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Ingrid Bergman and Jack Kirby 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Ingrid Bergman and Jack Kirby

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Lucille Ball and Andy Warhol" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Lucille Ball and Andy Warhol"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marcel Duchamp 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marcel Duchamp

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Gustav Klimt and Ginger Rogers 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Gustav Klimt and Ginger Rogers

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Benazir Bhutto and Henry Ossawa Tanner" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Benazir Bhutto and Henry Ossawa Tanner"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Tupac Shakur and M. C. Escher" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Tupac Shakur and M. C. Escher"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Judy Garland and Gustave Courbet" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Judy Garland and Gustave Courbet"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Prince Rogers Nelson and Paul Gauguin" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Prince Rogers Nelson and Paul Gauguin"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Josephine Baker and Franz Kline" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Josephine Baker and Franz Kline"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Henri Rousseau" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Henri Rousseau"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Biggie Smalls and Mary Cassatt" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Biggie Smalls and Mary Cassatt"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of George Carlin and Joseph Beuys" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of George Carlin and Joseph Beuys"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Chang and Eng Bunker and Salvador Dalí" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Chang and Eng Bunker and Salvador Dalí"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Audrey Hepburn and Keith Haring" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Audrey Hepburn and Keith Haring"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of William Shakespeare and Yves Klein" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of William Shakespeare and Yves Klein"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Vladimir Lenin and Salvador Dali" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Vladimir Lenin and Salvador Dali"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Jayne Mansfield and Vincent van Gogh" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Jayne Mansfield and Vincent van Gogh"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Leonardo da Vinci" 2017

"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Leonardo da Vinci"

2017


"Séance Affliction:  Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Vincent van Gogh" 2017

"Séance Affliction:  Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Vincent van Gogh"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Harry Houdini and Vincent van Gogh: Iris" 

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Joan Crawford and Vincent van Gogh"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Harry Houdini and Vincent van Gogh"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Salvador Dalí"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Albert Einstein and Piet Mondrian"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of Piet Mondrian and Tammy Faye Bakker"

2017


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghosts of "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Painter Georgia O'Keefe"  

2016


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Remedios Varo"  

2016


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Roy Lichtenstein"  

2016


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Frieda Kahlo"  

2016


My "Séance AfflictionSelf-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Frida Kahlo" was included in the CHASING GHOSTS Exhibition at the Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland Oregon, and in the DAMNED Art Show at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit, Michigan.


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Marcel Duchamp"  

2016


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Claude Monet"  

2016


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Salvador Dali"  

2016


"Séance Affliction: Self-Portrait While Possessed by the Ghost of Jackson Pollock"  

2016

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