Seeing I open call for Ars Electronica 2019

  • Deadline:
    Aug. 13, 2019, 2:08 p.m.
  • Location:
    anywhere footage to be shown to the artist at Ars Electronica Festival, Austria, 2019

Seeing I is a psychological art experiment that examines the implications of surveillance technologies on our experience, and questions how much of the individual is an inherent personality and how large a portion of the individual is conditioned through a cultural identity.

For a 7-day exhibition at Ars Electronica, 2019, in Austria, we are looking for 7 sociable individuals to record one day of their life, from the moment you get out of bed in the morning, to the moment you go to bed at night. Using a custom built headband installed with cameras and microphones capturing a continuous 230° field of all immediate sights and sounds, this footage will be played back to artist Mark Farid in a virtual reality headset, who will watch the 7 different lives in 7 days whilst being monitored by a Clinical Psychologist.

We are looking for individuals to record their lives for a minimum of 16-continuous-hours. We are open to genders, sexual preferences, and ages over 18. Applicants must be English speaking. If you are interested in taking part, please visit the website, and fill out the form. Or contact us at