red lens

Installation view at the San Francisco Arts Commision Gallery, San Francisco, CA (January, 1996). Mixed media, electronics, sound (dimensions variable)



In Red Lens, movement in the vicinity of the piece is sensed, turned into sound, and enhanced in a pleasing and indifferent manner. Creating a space which encourages interaction between participants as much as it does between participants and the electronics, the piece trades in the fact that humans are captivated by their own image when represented (however badly) in technological systems. Taking its title from the rose-colored glasses which provide the wearer with a deceptively cheery outlook, Red Lens provides an audio radar image of the participants themselves to produce an x-ray spectacle for the ears.