Alexandra Dementieva To See, installation view

Description:
Interactive video installation. 2 dvd players, 1 video projector, 3 monitors, 3 video color cameras, cables to link cameras and monitors, movement detector with switcher. Programming by Siegfried Canto. Technologies: MAX/MSP/Jitter, Softvns, Interface-Z. Image © Alexandra Dementieva. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
1997

Alexandra Dementieva To See, installation view

Description:
Interactive video installation. 2 dvd players, 1 video projector, 3 monitors, 3 video color cameras, cables to link cameras and monitors, movement detector with switcher. Programming by Siegfried Canto. Technologies: MAX/MSP/Jitter, Softvns, Interface-Z. Image © Alexandra Dementieva. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
1997

Alexandra Dementieva To See, installation view

Description:
Interactive video installation. 2 dvd players, 1 video projector, 3 monitors, 3 video color cameras, cables to link cameras and monitors, movement detector with switcher. Programming by Siegfried Canto. Technologies: MAX/MSP/Jitter, Softvns, Interface-Z. Image © Alexandra Dementieva. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
1997

Alexandra Dementieva To See, installation view

Description:
Interactive video installation. 2 dvd players, 1 video projector, 3 monitors, 3 video color cameras, cables to link cameras and monitors, movement detector with switcher. Programming by Siegfried Canto. Technologies: MAX/MSP/Jitter, Softvns, Interface-Z. Image © Alexandra Dementieva. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
1997

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Alexandra Dementieva
To See

A screen divides a dark, empty and quiet room in half. Images projected on it imitate a mirror. On first approach the visitor sees his faithful reflection. In the middle of room space an interactive carpet lays.

As one steps on it, a signal is sent to computer to record the visitor for 30 seconds. At the end of this period, instead of own lone reflection, one begins to see his image surrounded by previous visitors.

Sometimes one finds oneself a witness to a conversation or a quarrel. Sometimes one hears whispers.

This installation reacts to visitor’s presence on the interactive carpet by superimposing various images, scenes and sounds generated in a random manner. The exhibition behavior evolves during the duration of the show; it modifies according to the database of all the people who visited the exposition.

Technical description:
3 x 4 meters retro projection screen / Camera DV or mini DV / Mac G4 or G5 Computer (1.5 GHz or higher CPU) / 10 meters VGA cable (RCA connectors) / 2 800 watts theatrical spotlights / Video Projector (from 2000 lumen) / Amplifier with two speakers

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