Untitled (lizard eye) (2009)

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This is documentation of my piece, Untitled (lizard eye). This was a video installation in an elevator consisting of a portable DVD player inside a metal box attached to the inside of the elevator just above the buttons. The DVD player showed a short video of a lizard's eye slowly opening and closing, its pupil dilating and contracting as it appeared to watch the elevator's passengers.

The disembodied eye references not only surveillance in a traditional sense, but also a kind of "scientific gaze" and the notion of watching as a means to create factual knowledge about the world around us.

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This is documentation of my piece, Untitled (lizard eye). This was a video installation in an elevator consisting of a portable DVD player inside a metal box attached to the inside of the elevator just above the buttons. The DVD player showed a short video of a lizard's eye slowly opening and closing, its pupil dilating and contracting as it appeared to watch the elevator's passengers.

The disembodied eye references not only surveillance in a traditional sense, but also a kind of "scientific gaze" and the notion of watching as a means to create factual knowledge about the world around us.

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