Motion interactive video installation
Mac computer, ﬁrewire camera, spotlight, custom software, proyector, 2007
Installation view Arte y technología, Madrid 2007
Market: To and Fro
"To and Fro: Tenderloin" is a series of close up video portraits of eccentric people in the Tenderloin area in San Francisco. The images are ﬁlmed from a large distance with a powerful zoom lens. They appear to intrude into individual's personal moments and address issues as privacy and intimacy in contemporary camera controlled societies.
Within the setup of the installation the spectator is aware that he is ﬁlmed as well. There is a camera and a spotlight focused on him. However, he doesn't see the result of his being ﬁlmed, but becomes gradually aware that his movements directly inﬂuence the speed of the video sequence. One is able to scratch the projected image by moving in front of the screen. The result is that the portrayed keeps looking at the spectator.