THE EAST/WEST TELEMATIC EXCHANGE

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THE EAST/WEST TELEMATIC EXCHANGE, Interactive Video System 

East/West Telematic Exchange is a live networked system
highlighting the conceptual aspects of exchange and communication,
which took place in Hong Kong and Chicago simultaneously
during the international Looptopia Festival. This venture
was made possible through a collaboration between
the Hong Kong Art School and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
All passers-by in Hong Kong were invited to peep through
the hole of a customized box and gaze far beyond their reach.
The eye of the observer was visually captured and
instantly transmitted via internet to Chicago. In Chicago,
there was a similar peeping box inviting viewers to look
beyond the familiar. Each “eye” from east and west
were then featured on a large projection and the
collage of the two ‘eyes’ displayed came from two
different faces, one from each city on opposite sides
of the world, divided by a 13 hour time difference.

Year of creation: 2007
Technique: video projector, mini mac, webcam, internet.
Dimensions:
White circles (screen) (2x) diameter 2 feet
Space (variable)



Exhibitions

  • LOOPTOPIA. The Art Institute of Chicago and Hong Kong Arts Center.
    Hong Kong and Chicago, May, 2007
    http://www.molior.ca/communiques/comm_PLongpre_hk_060407_fra.pdf


  • Press

    • “Telematic Exchange by Longpré.” Journal Ming Pao, Hong Kong, April 12 2007
    • “Philomène Longpre”. Journal Oriental News, Hong Kong, April 28 2007



    Credits

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In Hong Kong, the Exchange was directed by the media artist, Philomène Longpré, with assistance from
 HKAS alumni and students: Spencer Ng, Dez Leung, Meli Yeung, Nicholas Tse,
Pansy Tang, Kn Brick, Poon Kan Chi, Li Chun Yin Clifford.


    • In Chicago, this Exchange project was directed by media 
artists: Tiffany Holmes and John Manning.