credits DROUGHT SPA (Oakland)
Made in part using VL
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Headphones or monitor speakers are recommended:
Return the Eye is a project that combines installation, text, sound, and video, with a remote viewing system that telematically conjoins viewers. These works consider visibility, the elastic ontology of virtual images and the weaponization of optical technologies.
An online experience, Return the Eye collects user data generated by visitors, which then enact audio-visual transformations in real time. Simultaneously, three user-controlled cameras situated in the gallery operate as a portal to surveil installed objects referencing machine intelligence, ecology, and state violence.
As an extremely long-form composition, sonic parameters are shaped by user interaction with the website (clicks, click+drag, mouse location, what you're clicking on, phone movement). Our hope is that people synchronize their visits to the website with others, as the sonic output of this is something like a collaborative, networked synthesizer, where multiple people shape different parameters of the sound simultaneously.
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Enjoy here: Return the Eye → → Live until Feb 28.
A small 10 minute tour of the work—from vvvv meetup #8—can be found here:https://youtu.be/jUBEyp-z3JI?t=3082
DROUGHT SPA is also performing direct from Cloaca Projects from inside the work, February 27, 7:30PST, details found here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drought-spa-return-the-eye-closing-performance-tickets-141887725005
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