“Surface Tension” (1992) by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

” Surface Tension,” 1992
computer, plasma screen or rear-projection screen, sensing unit, customized software program
dimensions variable
version of 5, 1 AP

Setup sight at Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Nuremberg, Germany, 1993.

” Surface Tension” is an interactive installation where a picture of a giant human eye complies with the viewer with orwellian precision.This work was inspired by a reading of Georges Bataille’s text The Solar Anusduring the initial Gulf War: initial wide-spread deployment of camera-guided “intelligent bombs”. Contemporary computerised security methods used by the Department of Homeland Security in the United States through the Patriot Act, supply a traumatic and new background for this piece.

The installation was originally established in 1992 at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid as a stage component for a theater job by the Transition State Theory performers. Ever since, “Surface Tension” has actually existed as an art installation, normally on a plasma screen.

Video politeness of the musician as well as bitforms gallery New York City.

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