2005 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
Wandering Eye is an interactive, multi-channel video installation that generates live images and sounds from video input gathered by an array of lenses in motion: motorized surveillance and chip cameras that are deployed in and around the installation space. This material is filtered, transformed, and then broadcast through a set of video projectors equipped with lenses and mirrors to move the projected images across multiple locations in the exhibition space. In addition, the video imagery is used as input for a soundscore that is produced in real time; this soundscore is played through a set of speakers that pivot and move to direct the sound to various points in the exhibition space. Intended to be both subtle and intuitively engaging, Wandering Eye presents a visitor with a slippery interactive environment - one that appears both inviting and unsettling and rewards extended participation.
video; installation; interactive; surveillance; kinetic sculpture; sound; travel; mobility; space; music; Elision music ensemble