PUBLIC DOMAIN BY STANZA (2008)

by stanza

The Public Domain series involves using live CCTV systems that are already installed and using them to enhance gallery space, the experience of the gallery, and make an artwork that evolves in real time. The visitors to the gallery, are in fact assets they could be refereed to as data. Visitors are units of data, moving around the giant database (the gallery), and it it this data that is used to make the artwork. The gallery (or museum) is turned into an artwork and the visitor (or audience) into collaborators.

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PUBLIC DOMAIN

Exhibition

The Public Domain series involves using live CCTV systems that are already installed and using them to enhance gallery space, the experience of the gallery, and make an artwork that evolves in real time. The visitors to the gallery, are in fact assets they could be refereed to as data. Visitors are units of data, moving around the giant database (the gallery), and it it this data that is used to make the artwork. The gallery (or museum) is turned into an artwork and the visitor (or audience) into collaborators.

The visitors to the gallery are in fact the artwork and they become embedded in the system (the gallery) and they become voyeurs. Its a reflexive spectacle.

Touring

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Concepts

This project investigates the real time gallery space and the experience of the gallery visitor as they interact with artworks and with each other.The work explores new ways of thinking about interaction within public space using data gathered from new technologies. The visitors are “performers” whose movements can be tracked.

The patterns, movement, and exchanges of data in the real space, can be measured and interpreted as an emergent social space and used to make new artworks. New technologies sensors and CCTV tracking systems and facial recognition systems will monitor the space, track public interactions, and provide “interpretative” responses via the clusters of visitors within the gallery.

This project and artworks investigate the real time gallery space and the experience of the gallery visitor, using data gathered from new technologies that can be used for tracking and measuring qualitative experiences. The objective is to explore new ways of thinking about interaction within public space and how this affects the socialization of space. While questions of public participation, public space and public technologies are well known discourses in the development of wireless, mobile and context-aware technologies, little systematic attention has actually been given to what constitutes the public who are visitors to the gallery.

The gallery (or museum) is turned into an artwork and the visitor (or audience) into collaborators.

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Artist Statement

The visitors to the gallery are in fact the artwork and they become embedded in the system (the gallery) and they become voyeurs. Its a reflexive spectacle.

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