Gaze

Projected video of an eye with live video keyed into the pupil disconcertingly follows movement and finds faces.

Gaze explores new possibilities of the gaze through digital technology: the work is viewing the viewer, suspending the subject/object dichotomy. The effect is a juxtaposition of intimacy and surveillance and evokes a specter of technological consciousness. It is a metaphor for our era’s trend of panoptic technological surveillance infiltrating personal and once private social spaces as greater and greater volumes of our human interactions are documented in the form of email and social networks.

Gaze was installed at the Artist Television Access Film Festival, San Francisco, October 21st – 23rd 2009, and at the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010, a conference on television technologies.

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