Artists: Kenneth Hung and Dr. Optimator
Production date: Oct. 25, 2002
START YOUR WAR AGAINST TERRORISM FROM YOUR HOME TODAY!
NOW YOU CAN CONTROL GADGETS IN YOUR HOME FROM ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD REAL TIME!
60x1 operates in two ways. The installation utilizes web technology to examine the voyeuristic nature of internet
surfing as well as the conflicting relationship of virtual and given reality. The gallery itself is monitored by three separate
web cams and streamed online at http://www.111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111.com.
The devises in the room, a blender, massage chair, a television, emergency and strobe lights are all controlled over the
internet in real time by people watching the galley from anywhere in the world. Within a context of increased National Security
and observation, this use of technology poses questions of power, choice, and privacy in a media that is largely unchecked.
This project is currently part of the "Bay Area Now 3" show at Yerba Buena Center Of The Arts, San Francisco, U.S.A.