standards and double standards subsculpture 3

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

standards and double standards subsculpture 3 ,
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STANDARDS AND DOUBLE STANDARDS is an interactive installation that consists of fifty fastened belts that are suspended at waist height from servo motors on the ceiling of the exhibition room. Controlled by a computerized tracking system, the belts rotate automatically to follow the public, turning their buckles slowly to face passers-by. When several people are in the room their presence affects the entire group of belts, creating chaotic patterns of interference. Non-linear behaviours emerge such as turbulence, eddies and relatively quiet regions. One of the stated aims of this piece is to visualize complex dynamics, turning a condition of pure surveillance into an unpredictable connective system. "Standards and Double Standards" creates an "absent crowd" using a fetish of paternal authority: the belt. With the assistance of Conroy Badger, Will Bauer, Sandra Badger, Karl-Erik Riesach, Peggy Strong, Robyn Badger, Billy Kwan, Jennifer Laughlin, Denis Sulivan, Olav Kahlbaum.

(Photos by Peter Hauck and Lozano-Hemmer)
  • aesthetics
    • installation-based
    • interactive
    • real-time
  • genres
    • installations
      • interactive installations
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • dynamical systems
  • technology
    • interfaces
      • body sensors
        • body tracking
Technology & Material
Year of Creation: 2004
Technique: Leather belts, stepper motors, surveillance camera, tracking system.
Dimensions: Variable dimensions. Edition: 3 copies of 10 belts, 1 of 50 belts and 1 of 100 belts + 1 AP of 50 belts.
Keywords: generative, indoor, interactive, robotic, tracker.
Collections: Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo MUAC (Mexico City) and Cisneros Fontanals Foundation (Miami).
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