"Make Out (projection version)," 2009
HD projectors, computer, sensors, custom software
also available as a shadow box or a plasma version
Installation view at Mutek Festival, Montréal, Canada.
"Make Out" is the eight piece in the Shadow Box series of interactive displays with a built-in computerized tracking system and is shown in the Shadow Box format as well as a large, interactive installation. This piece shows thousands of internet videos of couples looking at each other: as soon as someone stands in front of the display his or her silhouette is shown and all the couples within it begin to kiss. The massive array of make-out sessions continues for as long as someone is in front of the work, --as he or she moves away all the kissing ends. The collector can choose what proportion of the videos are man-woman, woman-woman or man-man. The default state is the statistically faithful proportion of the videos that are online: 50 per cent woman-woman, 30 per cent man-man and 20 per cent man-woman.
Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.