This Exhibit Uses Computerized Surveillance As Art
Zoom Pavilion tracks and monitors its attendees, then projects surveillance footage of them onto gallery walls
Contemporary art culture has apparently moved on from examining the suspicion of Big Brother, and has seemingly accepted his longtime metaphorical presence by toying with it. Zoom Pavilion, which opened June 13 at Art Basel, is the brainchild of Montréal-based artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Polish-American artist Krzysztof Wodiczko.
The conceptual art installation takes footage of the exhibition’s audience captured by 12 computerized surveillance cameras, and renders it onto gallery walls in real time.