The Year's Midnight

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

The Year's Midnight , ongoing
Co-workers & Funding
The Year's Midnight, 2011
Computer, software, camera, high-resolution display, Seeing Machines face recognition
105.5 x 80 x 12 cm
Ed. 3/6, 1 AP
(RLH 89.3)

White or black smoke bellows from the eyes of the viewer. Live and recorded eyeballs extracted from the video accumulate on the bottom of the display, similar to traditional representations of St. Lucy. The project's name is the beginning of John Donne's "A Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy's Day, Being the Shortest Day", a mournful poem which inspires this work.
Technology & Material
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