REFLECTION – SHANE COOPER
2002 • INTERACTIVE REAL-TIME GRAPHICS INSTALLATION
A wall-projected image appears to display the person standing before it. In actuality, it is an image of a previous visitor, possibly from months before, standing in the same manner and position as the current observer. At each instant, as the observer moves and changes position, their 'reflected' image moves with them, rapidly changing into the different people who have been there before, matching the way the current observer is currently standing. Initially, it starts out empty, but over a long time many thousands of observers are recorded. The peice aquires a life of it's own - increasing in its ability to mimic and follow observers in the present, using images of previous observers from the past. The peice depends entirely on the act of observation to construct itself and it's interaction.
Treatments/actions (with Daniel Heiss):
. Reconstruction from scratch in its legacy environment (computer compatible with the very specific video acquisition card, CCD camera, legacy operating system Linux Mandrake and the software)
. Set up in exhibition
. Maintenance in exhibition