Gnomonicity

 

Gallery-work 2012

interactive installation

Concept
Amitesh Grover
Media Design
Michel Weber
Curated by
Raqs Media Collective SARAI 09; The Exhibition, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India

The installation captures viewers shadows and crowds it with live CCTV streams from across the world. These web-streams are meant for private consumption, not for the virtual public domain. The two live feeds, the viewers in the gallery and the public web streams, are collated and assembled on the screen. This makes the viewers presence visible through and as an aggregate of illicitly sought surveillance streams from around the world.

As viewers walk in the room, their silhouettes move across the screen, revealing more of the surveillance image. At present, the installation is using 9 live streams from 5 different countries. A recorded narration of excerpts from Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities underlines the experience of self-similarity among locations, maps and realities.