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UNDERLAYERS, Interactive Video System
UNDERLAYERS Interactive Video System
This installation presents a virtual character that
occupies the space between and behind walls.
The character observes the viewer and performs,
challenging us to confront the desire to return
the gaze and observe the character’s evolution.
By this interaction, in which viewers are being watched,
UnderLayers elicits reflections on the significance of
contemporary issues revolving around auto-surveillance
and total-vigilance. This installation, composed of a
small video screens inserted within a wall, gives voice
to the memory of the physical environment and
captures the deep incertitude and urgent feelings
of the virtual character. Poetically, it expresses emotional
awareness on many different levels—questioning urban life,
as well as perceptions of everyday interactions.
Year of creation: 2006